Solved

Enable Windows Firewall on XP Machines via GP

Posted on 2014-01-21
1
411 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-21
Dear Experts,

I'd like to enable windows firewall on windows XP machines via Group policy. I've had a quick look but there's multiple settings in various places e.g.
Windows Settings --> Security Settings --> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security but there's also:  
Administrative Templates --> Network --> Network Connections --> Windows Firewall

Can you please tell me which setting I need just to basically turn on the firewall?
0
Comment
Question by:Bladey001
1 Comment
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
footech earned 400 total points
ID: 39797523
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is only for Vista+ machines, so you need to use the one found under Administrative Templates --> Network --> Network Connections --> Windows Firewall.

You can configure it for two scenarios, when connected to a domain and when not (standard).  To turn it on, use the "Protect all network connections" setting and set it to enabled.
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Issue: Unstable cursor in Windows XP and Windows runs extremely slow in that any click will bring up the Hour glass (sometimes for several seconds before giving you what you want) . Troubleshooting Process and the FINAL FIX: This issue see…
This article offers some helpful and general tips for safe browsing and online shopping. It offers simple and manageable procedures that help to ensure the safety of one's personal information and the security of any devices.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question