Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How to disable Windows Firewall via Domain Group Pollicy

1. Open "Group Policy Management" for your domain controller or remote group policy management

2. Create a new Group Policy Objects called "Disable Firewall" or Something you like in your domain. Try not add it into your "Default Domain Policy". This will make your life easier in the future when you need undo Windows Firewall. Then, you need add permission in "Security Filtering" accordingly.

3. Right click on "Disable Firewall", click on "Edit..." to edit your new group policy object

4. Go to,
“Computer Configuration” -> Windows Settings” -> “Security Settings” -> “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” -> “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security”
Then, click on “Windows Firewall Properties”

5. Click on “Domain Profile” tab, in “Firewall state:” drop down menu, choose “Off”
* You can also turn on/off windows firewall for "Private Profile" and "Public Profile" in different tabs

6. Click "OK" button to finish, close Group Policy Management; open command line and run,

gpupdate /force

7. Done

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