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Prevent windows 2008 automatically creating firewall rules

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I am setting up a standalone Windows 2008 R2 server in a DMZ.
I would like to prevent Windows automatically adding or modifying inbound and outbound rules that I have disabled in the Windows firewall when I do things like add a network share.
Can this be done in a standalone Win2k8 server?
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Take a look at SCW: From Microsoft Help and Support

SCW is used for server security configuration.
Command-line Help (/?) is available for Scw cmd.

For more information about SCW, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=130260

The Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) determines the minimum functionality required for a server's role or roles and disables functionality that is not required.  
The wizard guides you through the process of creating, editing, applying, or rolling back a security policy based on the selected roles of the server. The security policies that are created with SCW are .xml files that, when applied, configure services, network security, specific registry values, and audit policy.
 
All applications that use the Internet Protocol (IP) and ports must be running on the server on which you run SCW.
SCW disables unnecessary services and provides Windows Firewall with Advanced Security support.
SCW does not install or uninstall the components necessary for the server to perform a role.  
SCW can be run independently from the command line (Scw.exe), from  Administrative Tools, or from Server Manager. The wizard guides you through the security with process of creating, editing, applying, or rolling back a security policy based on the SCW selected roles of the server. Additionally, you can configure security policies by using the Scwcmd command-line tool. To access Help (Scwhelp.chm) when you run SCW, press F1.
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