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Open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Updated: January 27, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Essential Business Server, Windows SBS 2003, Windows SBS 2008, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

This procedure shows you how to open the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security MMC snap-in.

Administrative credentials

To complete this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group. For more information, see Additional considerations.

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

  2. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

  1. Open a command prompt window.

  2. At the command prompt, type:

    wf.msc
    
  3. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

Additional considerations

Although standard users can start the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security MMC snap-in, to change most settings the user must be a member of a group with the permissions to modify those settings, such as Administrators.

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