Group Policy - Turn Firewall Off

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How do I turn off ALL windows firewalls off from Group Policy (WS 2008 or 2012)

I have turned off Windows Firewall off for Domain Networks, But how can I turn off Private Networks & Guest or Public Network?

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Where you configured the Group Policy for Domain Networks there are tabs for the Private and Public Networks.

Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security -> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Properties

Use group policy to disable the windows firewall service.

Computer Configuration\Computer\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Services
Click the +
Change startup to disabled
click the ... button and select Windows Firewall
Click OK

Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\System Services
Find Windows Firewall and disable it.

On the client PC's run gpupdate /force to test

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