Windows Firewall Settings

Updated: July 10, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Windows Firewall Settings

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This technical reference provides a summary of the Windows Firewall settings you need to configure for each Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 optional component, remote administration tool, server role, and service.

Windows Firewall supports configuring its settings in two profiles: domain and standard. Only one profile is active at a time. If all of the network connections on a computer allow the computer to reach a domain controller for the domain to which it is joined, then the domain profile is used. If ANY network connection is to a network through which a domain controller cannot be reached, then the standard profile is used. For more information about profiles, see Help: Understanding Windows Firewall Profiles (

For more information about Windows Firewall, see Windows Firewall Operations Guide ( and Help: Windows Firewall (

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