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Firewall Rule Properties Page: Scope Tab

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Use this tab to specify the local and remote IP addresses whose network traffic matches this rule. If the local computer is listed in the local IP addresses, then all network traffic going to or from any of the remote IP addresses matches this rule.

To get to this tab
  • In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security MMC snap-in, in either Inbound Rules or Outbound Rules, double-click the firewall rule you want to modify, and then click the Scope tab.

Local IP address

The local IP address is used by the local computer to determine if the rule applies. The rule applies only to network traffic that goes through a network adapter that is configured to use one of the specified local IP addresses.

Any IP address

Select this option to specify that the rule matches a network packet with any address specified as the local IP address. The local computer always matches the rule when this option is selected.

These IP addresses

Select this option to specify that the rule matches network traffic that has one of the addresses specified in Local IP address. If the local computer does not have a network adapter configured with one of the specified IP addresses, then the rule does not apply. On the IP Address dialog box, click Add to create a new entry in the list or Edit to change an existing entry in the list. You can also delete an entry from the list by selecting the item and then clicking Remove.

Remote IP address

Specify the remote IP addresses to which the rule applies. Network traffic matches the rule if the destination IP address is one of the addresses in the list.

Any IP address

Select this option to specify that the rule matches network packets that are addressed from (for inbound rules) or addressed to (for outbound rules) any IP address included in the list.

These IP addresses

Select this option to specify that the rule matches only network traffic that has one of the addresses specified in Remote IP address. On the IP Address dialog box, click Add to create a new entry in the list or Edit to change an existing entry in the list. You can also delete an entry from the list by selecting the item and then clicking Remove.

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