Best Win Server 2003 R2 Firewall Opton and how to enable for Domain properly
Posted on 2014-09-30
Have a Win Server 2003 R2 that has Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud (SEP) SBS 2013 installed on it.
This version of the product, for Servers does not have a Firewall but has below modules for Win Server
Network: Intrusion Protection
Computer: Anti Virus, Anti Spyware, Sonar
Web: Download Intelligence
Have a Hardware Firewall protecting the network but want to find the best option for adding a software firewall on the Win Server 2003 Domain Controller.
I do not have much experience turning on the Win Firewall for Win Server 2003 in Domain. When I go to Control Panel and click on Windows Firewall, I see the location to turn on the Windows Firewall in General tab and understand the Exceptions and Advanced tab.
But on this Win Server 2003 it says "Windows Firewall: Is using your non Domain Settings".
When I turned it on, then none of the desktops, on the Domain, could login.
So it seems, I need to do configure the Windows Firewall, in a special way for Domain? How would I do this?
The Windows resource sites have tons of info. but no simple explanation on this that I could find.
Thanks in advance for tips and help.
Also, 3rd party good Firewall programs that would work well on Win Server 2003 would be considered but not sure which are the best standalone ones that work well in Win Server 2003.