Disabling Windows Filtering Platform

How do I disable the Windows Filtering Platform.  I keep having sporadic difficulties with connections to my SQL server, and usually I see the Windows Filtering Platform involved.  I have disabled the Windows firewall, as I sit behind a hardware firewall, and it seems that this filtering platform is a new 'other' firewall, but I cannot set exceptions for it.  So how can I turn it off?
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You may need to re-enable the firewall then audit the WFP events to determine what exceptions need to be added.

Here is a blog on how to enable auditing to figure out what needs to be done.

If the above isn't viable, then turn off the firewall again using the Control Panel applet rather than stopping the service manually.

The WFP is actually the BFE service.

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once111Author Commented:
So there is no way to disable the WFP?
Did you look for and attempt to disable the BFE service?
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