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    I want to disable Windows Firewall from a client computer ( XP Professional SP2 ) that is part of domain that is ruled by Small Business Server 2003.

    On the client computer the option to Turn On / Off the Windows Firewall is disabled.

    I need to know on the Small Business Server 2003 how to disable this configuration.

    Thanks for your atention.

  • #2
    Re: Disable XP Firewall on SBS Policy

    If it is just for one PC that you need to do this, the easiest way is to just stop the Firewall Service on the PC.


    • #3
      Re: Disable XP Firewall on SBS Policy

      Check out the following:

      It shows you how to use Group Policy to manage the firewall configurations on domain computers.

      Hope this helps

      Michael Armstrong
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      • #4
        Re: Disable XP Firewall on SBS Policy

        Whilst that is a great article by Charlie Russel, you shouldn't need to use it.
        Open the Group Policy Management console from Administrattive Tools on the server and you should see an SBS Windows Firewall Group policy already defined, both Standard (Off domain) and Domain profiles. You can amend anything you need there. The On and Off domain are useful for laptops, so that the have separate definitions. This requires the Network Awareness service to be working on the client correctly, so make sure the client machine is correctly MU'd (Microsoft Update)
        For a specific machine only, move it to a separate OU in AD and create the policy for it there.

        Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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