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how can I disable Windows firewall via Group Policy

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start up the Group Policy Management console (GPMC.MSC) and expand the Default Domain policy, right click and choose Edit.

 

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when the Group Policy Management Editor appears, expand Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative templates/Network/Network Connections/Windows Firewall/Domain Profile

 

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in the Right pane, double click on the policy called Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections

 

set it to disabled

 

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done !

 

you can now check your domain clients and verify that the policy has taken effect (if you want to speed up things open a cmd prompt on the client and issue

gpupdate /force

)

 

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Hi,

 

Have done this, but still no luck :(

Please help to isolate the problem.

 

/Malik

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Do a Group Policy Results against a machine that isn't getting the policy.

I did a clean install again and same results. Client PC has been discovered but client installation PUSH method didnt installed the client on Windows 7 *32 bit* machine.

SCCM 2007 SP2 R2 is installed so its supports the Windows 7 clients but still no luck.

On client side I can see that Firewall rule has been applied.

Any suggestions?

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Try disabling the firewall manually in the client, do a push installation and check if its working. This would actually tell us if firewall is the actual issue or not.

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