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Disabling local firewall from Active Directory

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Most of the users in the office have the windows FW enabled.  This is stopping me rolling out AV and other programes.  Can I disable this using AD so when then login to the domain the FW is off?
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by:alexgreen312
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Yes,

You can use group policy for this,

Computer Config > Administrative Templates > Network > Network connections > Windows Firewall > Domain Profile  > Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections = Disabled

That will disable windows firewall

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Alex
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by:wannabecraig
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Do I do this on the DC?  I can't see the Computer config module.
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When you log onto your DC, click start, administrative tools, group policy.

Create a new group policy, make the changes and then link that to the OU with your computers in.

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Alex
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by:wannabecraig
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ok, there was an exisiting domain policy and I edited it, is that ok?

Also, I assume users need to log off and on again before it disables it?
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It should apply within the next 4 - 6 hours depending on the time group policy last replicated, however you could ask for a reboot which would apply it immediately.

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>> Can I disable this using AD so when then login to the domain the FW is off?

Simply applying Group Policy cannot implement disabling FW when logged on and enabling FW when logged off. There must be a domain based logon script to do that.

> > Also, I assume users need to log off and on again before it disables it?

Just want to confirm if "disabling FW when logged on and enabling FW when logged off" is what exactly the author wanted?
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by:Mahesh
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You won't find option to disable firewall at GPO path mentioned above

The correct path to turn off firewall is as below.

Computer configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\security settings\Windows firewall with advanced security\Windows firewall with advanced security -LDAP-------
Right click on above path and go to properties.
Here you need to turn off firewall state for domain profile, public profile and private Profile

Alternatively you can add .bat file in startup script section in GPO in computer configuration with below command

echo off
netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off

startup script option can be found under Computer configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\scripts (Startup and Shutdown)\startup
You can copy .bat file in netlogon shared folder on domain controller.

Mahesh
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by:Mahesh
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Also computers must be rebooted once to apply GPO and to disable firewall
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by:alexgreen312
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Not definately, you can just do a gpupdate /force or wait 4 hours (depending what is specified in the default domain policy)
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by:Mahesh
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You can do gpupdate /force definitely if you use GPO settings to disable firewall

But if you use .bat file to disable firewall, then you must reboot the computer to run .bat file
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