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Turn off windows firewall by script

I need to turn off windows firewall on some remote machines
More specifically, i need to enable ftp (open port 21 and port 20) for future, so that i can run a specific type of update.
(these machines run a specific job and we had a few go out, without windows firewall turned off, oops! So I'm trying to do it remotely)

These machines i have limited access to, I have a network management tool where i can send files, can execute a script. I do not have RDP (wish I did, then it would be simple).
A scripting approach is what i need. Any ideas?
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manoire
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manoire
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GeyybeccaCommented:
If your on a domain I would use Group Policy, take a look here for more details

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490616.aspx#ELAA
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manoireAuthor Commented:
Hi Geyybecca:
no, it is not on a domain. Each unit is set as a workgroup, stand alone at a remote location.
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kmotawehCommented:
you can open the gpedit.msc console from your machine and edit the configuration to your dsires and after that export the policy and use the file exported to distribute it by your network managment tool
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canaliCommented:
If u are able to run this script on your remote machines
:: fw-en-ftp.cmd
::disable local firewall
netsh firewall set opmode disable
::enable firewall with exceptions
netsh firewall set opmode enable exceptions = ENABLE
:: open port 20 and 21
netsh.exe firewall add portopening TCP 21 ftp1 enable ALL
netsh.exe firewall add portopening TCP 20 ftp2 enable ALL
::end script fw-en-ftp.cmd


or
if you can run exe via  psexec (http://technet.microsoft.com/it-it/sysinternals/bb897553(en-us).aspx)
psexec.exe \\REMOTESERVER -s  netsh firewall set opmode enable exceptions = ENABLE
psexec.exe \\REMOTESERVER -s  netsh.exe firewall add portopening TCP 21 ftp1 enable ALL
psexec.exe \\REMOTESERVER -s  netsh.exe firewall add portopening TCP 20 ftp2 enable ALL


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manoireAuthor Commented:
Worked perfectly, exactly what i was looking for.
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