Block subnet in windows XP
Posted on 2010-09-06
Overall we have three datacenters in our country. We are in the processing of bringing down one datacenter for power maintenance.
One of the BCP requirements is to ensure critical people are moving the other two offices on that day and able to work with the alternative arrangement made.
To simulate the shutdown day scenario we have to block the routing to the subnet (of the datacenter which is going down) at the test users desktop and laptop and ask the user to test their applications. In this scenario we are ensuring that any servers hosted in the targeted datacenter cannot be contacted by the user.
We did that by Symantec firewall rules on laptops, but unfortunately we now have SEP (Symantec end point protection on laptops) which is locked globally for any configuration changes. Even windows firewall is disabled thru policy.
In a nutshell we won’t be able to anything with firewall due to global restrictions, even installing a freeware to block the subnet. With the minimum restrictions we have to set the subnet restriction. Is the anything possible thru “netsh” or “route add” to block the subnet of targeted datacenter for the BCP test?
Appreciate your help in advance.