Windows Firewall Domain Policy

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Mark, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    I have a Windows SBS 2003 with about 5 Windows XP workstations. While at
    the workstations, if I go to Control Panel, then Windows Firewall, it shows
    the Firewall as "Disabled" and the option to Enable is grayed out. It says
    that this is controlled by my "Domain Settings". I checked my server and
    there are no Group Policies in place. Where exactly do I find this setting
    on my SBS 2003?

    Thanks.
     
    Mark, Aug 7, 2007
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  2. Hello,

    you should issue a gpo result through the gpmc.msc to double check.
    The default is to have the firewall up.
     
    Mathieu CHATEAU, Aug 7, 2007
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  3. Mark

    John Guest

    Try running gpedit.msc on the server. Are you saying that nothing appears
    regarding group policies? You don't see Comp Config--Windows
    Settings--Security settings--Windows Firewall?
     
    John, Aug 8, 2007
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  4. There are group policies in place, even if you haven't customized them. I
    suggest you post in microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs - SBS does a lot of
    things its own way.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Aug 9, 2007
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  5. On one of the XP domain computers enter rsop.msc in the run box to run a
    report of applied Group Policy settings for computer configuration and it
    will tell you which GPO is applying the setting. If you decide to enable the
    firewall I would at least leave the exception for file and print sharing and
    remote management for at least the IP address of the domain controller as it
    is useful for many things such as Remote Management and if you have AV on
    your server for the client computers.

    Steve
     
    Steven L Umbach, Aug 9, 2007
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  6. Hey Steve!
    Its been a long time!

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    Phillip Windell, Aug 9, 2007
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  7. Hey Phil.

    Yeah I have not beem very active lately - very very busy. Hope to spend more
    time in the newsgroups soon though. Hope all is well down your way and you
    are keeping cool.
    Steve
     
    Steven L Umbach, Aug 11, 2007
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  8. I'm doing pretty well.
    You still in the MVP program?

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    Phillip Windell, Aug 13, 2007
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  9. Yep!

    Steve
     
    Steven L Umbach, Aug 14, 2007
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  10. Not me.
    Have no idea why.

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    www.wandtv.com

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
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    Phillip Windell, Aug 14, 2007
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  11. Really?? Drop me an email at .

    Steve


     
    Steven L Umbach, Aug 15, 2007
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  12. Mark

    Bonzo Dog Guest

    Hi Mark,

    I came accross your post below and was wondering if you ever got it
    resolved? I have the same issue with my system!!!

    Best regards

    Charles
     
    Bonzo Dog, Nov 8, 2007
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  13. Mark

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    A completed and correctly installed SBS server creates a Group Policy named
    "Small Business Server Windows Firewall" and links the plolicy to the
    domain. Make sure you have completed the SBS install using the "To Do" list
    unser Server Management.
     
    kj [SBS MVP], Nov 8, 2007
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