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How to disable windows firewall using group policy ?

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How to disable windows firewall using group policy?
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In your ADUC create a GPO and set under Computer Config > Administrative Templates > Network > Network connections > Windows Firewall > Domain Profile  (also did standard profile)...Here is where you can set firewall stuff. We just wanted to disable it for certain PCs so I set the "Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections to Disabled. Did it in both Domain and standard profile...although I don't know that I had to do it in both.  Then you assign the appropriate PCs to the policy in ADUC and you're done.

The assigning can be done in a couple of ways.  You can create an OU with the appropriate GPO assigned to it and put your PCs in that OU or you can create security groups with that GPO and associate the PCs as members of the group.
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How to switch off Windows firewall using Group policy?
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Are you wanting to do this through a Domain or just locally?  The above explanation is if you are running active directory.  If you want to do it locally you can use gpedit.msc from a run command. Then you set under Computer Config > Administrative Templates > Network > Network connections > Windows Firewall standard profile. Here is where you can set firewall stuff. Set the "Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections to Disabled.
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I wnat through a domain ??
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Are you running this PC at home or in a workgroup environment or are you running in an office in a domain environment?
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Its an office with DOMAIN environment.

Apart from just disabling and enabling the firewall through GPO , I wanted to know as how to open ports
5800/5900 (VNC related)  on all the computers in the network using domain policy

Thanks in advance
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You do it at the same place that I posted above.  At that point in the GPO editor you can create a list of ports that can be open.

Of course if you have the firewall disabled you don't need the list.  Anything that you can set in Control Panel for the Firewall can also be set in this GP area.
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