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I have Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 systems. They use different software firewalls. I want to make sure the servers can talk to each other freely without the firewalls getting in the way. Can anyone tell me how to correctly configure the Server 2003 AND Server 2008 firewalls so this will work? I have a total of 6 servers (a mix of 2003 and 2008) and I need them all to talk freely.
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y first question is why are there software firewalls in place?
When Configuring a server inside a network software firewalls are the first thing I disable.
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1) Install new domain.
2) Create group policy to DISSABLE Windows Firewall for DOMAIN

Job done.
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The firewalls are required for PCI compliance.
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Firewalls on internal servers are not required.  a Firewall in front of the servers is required.
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I was under the impression that firewalls are also required between devices. You're saying this is not the case for PCI DSS 2.0? Are you familiar with something I'm missing?
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Works fine for 2008. The 2003 firewall isn't as sophisticated. I've worked around this issue by upgrading all servers to 2008.
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