Disable browsing on Windows Server 2003/2008

Need to disable browsing on Windows server 2003/2008. Any GPO with computer configuration ??
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
File browsing? Within the server?
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SoulwinnerIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Web Browsing
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Open Firewall and disable ports 80 and 443.
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SoulwinnerIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Can this be done through GPO? As i have around 8 servers
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Yes.
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SoulwinnerIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
can you share the steps please?
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
Open the policy that applies to servers...
Computer configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security settings -> Windows Firewall with advanced security -> Inbound/Outbound Rules -> Right-click -> New rule -> choose Port... then type the specific port 80, 443... choose Block the connection -> Next -> name the rule -> Finish

This will disable the Internet access, so be careful about it.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Here is process on how to control the Windows Firewall via PowerShell
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/31687/Windows-Firewall-as-Code.html
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SoulwinnerIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
hello there, i tried to block the inbound and outbond port 80,443 traffic but still the can browse through the internet
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Post the rule you created
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SoulwinnerIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I have blocked port 80 & 443.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
I understand but you need to ensure it is outbound. You can export rule and post it here
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SoulwinnerIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
wfw is the file extension, not able upload as the file not on the list of accepted extensions by EE
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Run and post
netsh advfirewall firewall show rule name=all

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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
If someone needs to disable browsing, disabling ports 80 and 443 is the solution.
Therefore these answers are marked:
#42498908 (answer)
#42498922 (how to do it via GPO)
#42519083 (good point)
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
If someone needs to disable browsing, disabling ports 80 and 443 is the solution.
Therefore these answers are marked:
#42498908 (answer)
#42498922 (how to do it via GPO)
#42519083 (good point)
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