windows 2008 r2 advanced firewall pscp.exe all users
Posted on 2013-06-17
Stand-alone Windows 2008 r2.
Trying to figure out an advanced firewall rule entry so a specific program is permitted to run.
Each user has a home directory at 'C:\Users\user_name'.
In each user's home dir is a folder that contains a pscp.exe file.
The pscp.exe is called by a third party program where each user's configuration within that program is such that the expected path to the pscp.exe is: 'C:\Users\user_name\My_Templates\pscp.exe'.
I can not change that configuration.
I would like to build an outbound firewall rule that will permit the pscp.exe file to run from all user's 'My_Templates' folder.
I have firewall rules in place that use an absolute path to permit programs to connect out, eg: '%ProgramFiles% (x86)\putty\putty.exe' .
But this is to a single location. The problem here is the multitude of user locations.
If I only had three or four users I suppose I could do something like the absolute path and use the full path to the User's folders. However, that is not realistic.
Does anyone know how I would write a rule path so it would get to the pscp.exe file for all the user's?
Something like this -- 'C:\Users\....*all_user_names*...\My Templates\pscd.exe' ?