Do I need to leave my windows firewall turned off?

Posted on 2011-10-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I was wondering if I should leave my firewall on if my server sits behind a router? I'm currently running Windows Server 2003.

Thank You.
Question by:techin4
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    It is better to leave it on rather than turn it off and have it open to all sorts of attacks internally, should a local computer become infected.

    Logic suggests you don't need it, but it won't hurt to enable it and it is another layer of security which can only improve things for you.

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