RE: Turning on the firewall via a GPO
From: Tom Che [MSFT] (v-tomche_at_online.microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 09:31:45 GMT
Thanks for posting here. Also thank the other customer's reply.
>From your post, my understanding of your concern is: You want to know how
to configure the Windows Firewall to allow user to turn off the Firewall,
but itself will turn on after next restarting. If this is not correct,
please feel free to let me know.
Although there isn't a proper simple policy with GPO to do this, we still
can complete this by Script:
1. Edit a script which can run the following command:
netsh firewall set opmode enable
Above command will turn on the Windows Firewall
For more information about this command, please refer to the following
Deploying Windows Firewall Settings for Microsoft Windows XP with Service
2. Add the script file to Domain Default GPO as Computer Startup or/and
For more information about how to write script and GPO Startup/Shutdown
Scripts, please refer to the following Microsoft Web site:
Windows 2000 Computer Startup Scripts:
Active Directory Services and Group Policy in Windows Server 2003:
Hope this helps!
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>"Harrison Midkiff" wrote:
>> I have been working on getting my network ready for WinXP SP2. The
>> is the big thing for me. I have found the GPO that allows me to turn the
>> firewall on, but when I do that the user can not turn it off if they
>> to. Ideally I want the firewall configured so it will be on everytime
>> user restarts there computer. They can turn it off, but when the
>> reboots the firewall will be back on again.
>> Does any know if I can configure it this way?
>> Harrison Midkiff