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ENABLE Firewall in all domain joined Desktops

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Hello Expert,

I have a situation that all of the domain joined Desktops in the our network is showing Firewall Disabled, Please help me with a solution to enable the following Desktop firewall using GPO:-
1)Domain Networks
2)Home or work (Private) networks
3)Public Networks

I am using windows 2008 Domain controllers and our Desktops are windows 7 and windows 8.1.

Regards..
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by:arnold
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Make sure you do not have a GPO that disables the firewall by using GPMC and run a group policy results wizard on one system and then look at the info.

Look At computer configuration\advanced templates\.... Where firewall settings are.

The windows firewall might be disabled because you have an enterprise anti-virus/security Mcaffee or Symantec, or the like installed.
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by:smpvm
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Hello Expert,

All of my computers are placed under a OU called "NYKComputers" i want to create a GPO which should enable all the firewalls (Domain Networks, Home or work (Private) networks, Public Networks) in the domain joined desktops. I came to understand that the users are Disabling the Firewall manually. I don't want to go around and Enable the Firewall in each desktop which is around 600 computers, please suggest me a solution with GPO.

I am using windows 2008 domain controller and All Desktops are windows 7

Regards..
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Patrick Bogers earned 500 total points
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Hi

Please check if you havent some coorperate AV solution that disables firewall for using its own.

If not, create a new GPO or modigy one tied to NYKComputers and go to Computer Config > Administrative Templates > Network > Network connections > Windows Firewall > Domain Profile  > Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections = Enabled

Clients are able to disable it but only for minutes before GPO kicks in again.
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