Firewall warnings on XP Clients when I turn off firewall via GPO

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Sprocket, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Sprocket

    Sprocket Guest

    When I create a GPO to turn off the firewall how can I all turn off the
    warnings that the users get on their XP clients?
     
    Sprocket, Oct 16, 2007
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    Steve Guest

    Why are you turning it off in the first place? Its really best to leave it
    on.
     
    Steve, Oct 16, 2007
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    Sprocket Guest

    Somehow I knew that question would come up. <G> Just for the sake of
    augument, let's say I have a good reason.....like running a inventory of
    hardware on the network that works if the firewall is turned off but doesn't
    if the firewall is turned on.
     
    Sprocket, Oct 16, 2007
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  4. I suppose if you uninstalled SP2 you wouldn't get warnings.

    However for just inventory why not use Steel Inventory it's free
    http://www.steelsonic.com/steelinventory.htm
    Doesn't require firewalls off.
    And I'm sure others will post more.

    and what program are you using if I might ask that requires you to turn OFF
    the firewall of clients to inventory them?
    Russ

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    Russ \(SBITS.Biz\), Oct 16, 2007
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    Sprocket Guest

    Newtpro

    It just seems that if I can turn off the firewall, I should be able to turn
    off the "alarm" too.
     
    Sprocket, Oct 17, 2007
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    MHTB Matt Guest

    There is a GPO to enable/disable the Security Center for workstations.

    It's Under Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
    Components/Security Center
     
    MHTB Matt, Oct 17, 2007
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    MHTB Matt Guest

    Hi Cris,

    I wouldnt say they are fighting each other, Securty Center is just doing
    what it is supposed to do which is warn the user that the Windows XP Firewall
    is not enabled.

    All he needs to do is disable the Security Center via the GPO I mentioned in
    my previous post!
     
    MHTB Matt, Oct 17, 2007
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  8. Sprocket

    Sprocket Guest

    Thank you.
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    Sprocket, Oct 17, 2007
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  9. If that's the reason, you can modify the firewall configuration instead of
    turning it off completely. Is the inventory tool Spiceworks, by chance?
     
    Les Connor [SBS MVP], Oct 17, 2007
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  10. Oh I agree with you,
    I just have never had a need to disable the warning.
    Looks like someone found it.

    :)

    Russ

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    Russ \(SBITS.Biz\), Oct 17, 2007
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