Windows Firewall

I'm in the process of enabling windows firewall domain-wide. The default domain policy is currently disabling windows firewall. I need to have different windows firewalls GPO's for servers and computers. What are the correct steps to take in order to accomplish this?
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Dmitri FarafontovLinux Systems AdminCommented:
Put your protected resources into a separate OU. Attach a GPO policy to it. Test to make sure everything is ok. Or you can apply a GPO filter for either server or computer workstation types.

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Rajesh446Author Commented:
Ok so you recommend that i leave the default domain policy as is and create new OU's and GPO's for all domain computers/servers that need to be protected, correct? Also, would you recommend enabling windows firewall for DC's via the domain controller policy or should i create a whole new GPO for the DC's?
Thanks for your Reply.
Dmitri FarafontovLinux Systems AdminCommented:
Yeah. That's a good approach to take. This way you know what settings you changed as servers workstations and domain controllers might need to have different ports opened.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Do as Dmitri suggested. You can also find best practices how to use GPO here.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
And when you have the policy ready, do not enable for all devices. Phase the policy in with this process
Rajesh446Author Commented:
Thanks Everyone
I appreciate the advice.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
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