Enable Remote Administration of an NPS Server

Updated: July 27, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

You can use this procedure to enable the Remote administration exception in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

You can use the Network Policy Server (NPS) Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in to manage both the local and remote NPS servers. To manage remote servers, however, you must first enable the Remote administration exception on the firewall of the NPS server that you want to manage.

Administrative Credentials

To complete this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group.

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, verify that Control Panel Home is selected. Under Security, click Allow a program through Windows Firewall. The Windows Firewall Settings dialog box opens.

  3. In Windows Firewall Settings, verify that the Exceptions tab is selected.

  4. In Program or port, scroll to and select the Remote administration check box, and then click OK.

  1. On the Start screen, type wf.msc, and then press ENTER.

  2. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security console, in the left pane, click Inbound Rules.

  3. In the Inbound Rules list, right-click File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In), and then click Enable Rule.

  4. To enable remote administration using netsh, in addition to the rule above, in the Inbound Rules list, right-click Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI-In), and then click Enable Rule.

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