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How to add a program to Windows Firewall exceptions list using Group policy Management?

Dear Team

Recently our school staff has requested us to deploy Microsoft Interactive Classroom Addin to all student netbooks (which students are a standard users) which we are able to achieve this. But the problem we are having is when students execute Microsoft Onenote and clicked on join a session-- Microsoft Interactive CLassroom screen loads and after 30 sec it prompts the user to: " Add Microsoft Interactive Classroom to Windows firewall exceptions list" YES/NO -- students were not able to do this because they are standard user.

So I am requesting you guys to please find a solution on how to add this application to Windows firewall exceptions list (other words How to allow this program to communicate through Windows firewall) using Group policy Management. Tried adding a outbound rule through GPM which didn't work.

Any thoughts??
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This should be what you are looking for

Please let me know if you need any help implementing.
balwynhighAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response.
In Domain Profile - I have enabled "Allow Local program exceptions" and I couldn't find any condition where I can define outbound program exceptions.
I am guessing that If I enable Define inbound program exceptions and added "%programfiles%\Microsoft Interactive Classroom\2.0\OneNote\StudentViewShim.exe:*:enabled:MIC Addin" to path.. should work.

From my understanding that If i enable the two conditions, the program will be added to Windows firewall exceptions list.

But it hasn't in my case. Any thoughts
deroodeSystems AdministratorCommented:
I've just read the documentation here


and here


It isn't all that clear, but what i get from it is that you will also have to open up port 80 (or 443) for Interactive Classroom to work.
deroodeSystems AdministratorCommented:
You can check if the domain policy updates actually make it to the registry by opening regedit and going to:

balwynhighAuthor Commented:
The guide helped me however I have to create powershell script to get this sorted out
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