How do you deploy inbound firewall rules using group policy server 2008

Posted on 2011-05-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I am lookig for a way to delpoy windows firewall rules for inbound connections and delpy them using Group policy on server 2008.

I have tried to do this already by going to the following path in the GP edit console. Computer configuration> Windows Settings> Security Setting> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

I then Created the approriate rules under the Inbound section and set windows firewall to on.

This has still not changed any windows firewall settings on domain machines when logged in as a domain account.

Can someone help me and explain how or if it is even possible to deploy Windows firewall settings using Group policy to windows 7 machines?

(other group policy rules are applied such as background and drive maps)
Question by:mynamesfordy
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    Accepted Solution

    What are your client OS? Remember thar those GPO only applies to: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

    Did you create an OU put the computers there and linked the GPO to that OU?

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    Expert Comment

    also use the gpresult command line to see if the GPO is being taken by the machines
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    Expert Comment

    have u
    gpupdate /force on the workstation end?

    if u havent gp will update its self within 60-90 min.  

    Author Comment

    Thank you for your help.
    I realised after laloceh's comment that I had not set the Group policy for the computers only the users. Thank you very much for your help.

    Much appreciated, thanks

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