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Monitoring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Published: April 17, 2009

Updated: December 1, 2009

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

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security includes built-in tools for monitoring the currently active firewall rules, connection security rules, and security associations (SAs). Expand Monitoring to monitor the Firewall, Connection Security Rules, and Security Associations.

Click Firewall to monitor all active enabled rules, including rules for the active profile and rules distributed by using Group Policy.

Click Connection Security Rules to monitor all of the enabled connection security rules with detailed information about their settings.

Expand Security Associations to monitor all of the Main Mode and Quick Mode SAs currently established on the local computer, with detailed information about their settings and endpoints. An SA defines the shared security information used to protect the communications between two computers.

  • Main Mode

    Click Main Mode to see all of the Main Mode SAs with detailed information about their settings and endpoints. You can use this folder to view the IP addresses of the endpoints.

  • Quick Mode

    Click Quick Mode to see all of the Quick Mode SAs with detailed information about their settings and endpoints. You can use this folder to view the IP addresses of the endpoints.

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