windows firewall

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by M. Murphy, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. M. Murphy

    M. Murphy Guest

    I have a sbs2008 server, all seems to be running fine on it. Just did a BPA
    for exchange 2007. It tells me the windows firewall is running. Should it
    be? I have a hardware firewall, and I don't remember turning on the windows
    firewall when I did the migration.

    M. Murphy, Aug 12, 2010
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  2. M. Murphy

    Leythos Guest

    The two firewalls are not the same thing.

    A firewall device/appliance, if you have a real one, protects your
    entire network.

    The Windows firewall only protects the server itself.

    SBS installs the windows firewall on the server and auto-configures it
    for things that SBS is aware of.
    Leythos, Aug 12, 2010
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  3. M. Murphy

    M. Murphy Guest

    Thank you, now I understand.
    Yes my hardware firewall is a real one, a sonicwall.
    M. Murphy, Aug 13, 2010
  4. M. Murphy

    Leythos Guest

    Because of a number of third party apps that run on many of our SBS
    installations, I have the SBS firewall disabled on more than half of the
    installations we maintain - not an approved method, and you get a
    warning about it, but we've not had any issues yet.
    Leythos, Aug 14, 2010
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