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Windows Server 2003 Windows Firewall Folder Level Exception

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Is there a way either through the registry or other means to allow a Firewall Exception for an entire folder in the Windows Firewall without entering each executable separately that the folder contains? I am searching for a way to do this for out backup software.
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Well, are you trying to share something across your network? Or are you trying to implement a service, like a website, or an FTP server?

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all of our servers implement the windows firewall. we have been placing individual exceptions for the backup software executables, so the backup servers can engage the clients to begin their backups. almost everytime we install a backup software update we have to add/remove some of these exceptions, if we could allow any executable file within the backup software directory to be allowed to communicate through the firewall, we would not have to manually add/remove exceptions after each update.
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Unfortunately, no. The one alternative would be finding out which port the software uses to communicate on, and creating an exception for that.

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