• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 326
  • Last Modified:

How do I pre-define a firewall "zone" in the Windows Firewall for a specific connection name?

Folks -

I have an application that creates a software NIC with a '2' after my domain name and it uses this for various tunneling operations.  Let us say my domain name is "Contoso.com".  Therefore, the connection name is "Contoso.com 2".

Following the application's install, I receive the Windows Firewall screen asking me to choose a zone from the "Home", "Work", "Public" list we've all seen.

What I'd like to do is either use Group Policy or a command-line command to pre-specify where "Contoso.com 2" should go, in this case, the "Work" zone.  That way, following the application's installation, the user won't be prompted for this information.

Is there a way to do this that you're aware of?  I can't seem to find the setting for a specific connection name in Group Policy but might not be looking in the right area.  Perhaps a netsh command can handle it?

Thanks in advance.
0
amendala
Asked:
amendala
1 Solution
 
amendalaAuthor Commented:
The PowerShell script does in fact work.  Unfortunately, what I didn't realize is that the classification of the network isn't machine specific, it's user profile specific.  So running this in one user context doesn't fix everyone.  :(

That said, it's precisely what I asked for so I appreciate your help!
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Exchange Server

The MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 certification validates your skills in supporting the maintenance and administration of the Exchange servers in an enterprise environment. Learn everything you need to know with this course.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now