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Users and Computers

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Users and computers

Use these settings to specify which remote users or user groups or remote computers or computer groups can connect with the local computer.

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To use these options, the firewall rule action must be set to Allow the connection if it is secure and there must be a corresponding connection security rule for the computers or users specified by this firewall rule.

The computer and user information is derived from the authentication method used by the connection security rule. The authentication method must be either a Kerberos version 5 authentication protocol authentication method or a certificate with account mapping enabled.

Only allow connections from/to these computers

  • For inbound rules: select Only allow connections from these computers to specify which computers can connect to this computer.

  • For outbound rules, select Only allow connections to these computers to specify which computers this computer is allowed to connect to.

These computer accounts must be available in Active Directory Domain Services.

Only allow connections from/to these users

Select this check box to specify, for inbound rules, which users this computer will accept connections from. These user accounts must be available in Active Directory Domain Services.

You can only specify users on inbound rules.

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