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Managing a Single Computer with the Snap-in

Published: April 17, 2009

Updated: December 1, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Start Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

  1. Click Start, and then select Administrative Tools.

  2. In Administrative Tools, click Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. Click System and Security.

  3. Click Windows Firewall.

  4. Click Advanced Settings.

Figure 3 shows the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security window as it appears on Windows 7. The overview pane provides a snapshot of how Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is configured for each profile—Domain, Private, and Public. The console tree to the left provides quick access for viewing and creating inbound and outbound firewall rules and computer connection rules, and for monitoring the currently active and enforced rules. The Actions pane to the right provides a list of context-sensitive actions that change depending on what you are viewing.

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