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Free Firewall for Server 2008 R2

i want to block unwanted website like web based mail, facebook, etc...

any free firewall is available ?

Thanks
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Kalpesh Chhatrala
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LesterClaytonCommented:
You would probably be better off setting up a proxy server, and then making all of your clients use the proxy server, and blocking HTTP access through your router for your network (except, for your Proxy Server of course).

Free proxies include Squid and a nice gui one I've used is http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Servers/Proxy-Servers/FreeProxy.shtml

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Kalpesh ChhatralaSoftware ConsultantAuthor Commented:
i don't want to use proxy server. any other suggestion ?
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LesterClaytonCommented:
Before I can offer any suggestions, I need to know whether your workstations talk to the Internet through your server, or if they go direct to the router.  I.e. does your Server do Internet sharing/RRAS?

If your clients all talk to the internet through the router directly, then you have 1 of two options available:

Configure your router to do URL filtering - some routers have this ability built in.  Some others have this as a purchasable service.  Many routers do not do this at all.
Install software on every workstation which blocks the desired sites.  Unfortunately I cannot make suggestions regarding free software since I don't do this myself (I use a proxy server), but you can find lots of free software from www.snapfiles.com that may help.

One other piece of advice - if you host your own DNS server (which is usual in a domain environment), then you can create DNS Zones for all of the domains you DON'T want users to be able to access.  Here is an example of how I block facebook and youtube.

 Blocking facebook and Youtube
When clients try to talk to either facebook or youtube, my server responds with an unknown address and therefore the clients cannot talk to the web site in question.

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Kalpesh ChhatralaSoftware ConsultantAuthor Commented:
We are using Windows Server & Thin Client. Every user connect to Server using Terminal Service. So i have to install firewall in server to block websites.
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LesterClaytonCommented:
Firewalls aren't designed to inspect requests and block specific URL's.  If you know the IP addresses of the servers you wish to block, the you can use Windows Firewall feature to block specific IP's for outbound traffic.

I cannot find any free software that will do what you want.
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Kalpesh ChhatralaSoftware ConsultantAuthor Commented:
i got my own solution. i found one lite free firewall for server - 2008

i can block website through below firewall.

"Online Armor"

and another easy way

http://kalpesh2804.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-block-websites-without-using-any.html

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Kalpesh ChhatralaSoftware ConsultantAuthor Commented:
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