Allowing a port through the Windows firewall


Windows - Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

 

Prerequisites:

This assumes you have working knowledge of how to use Remote Desktop Protocol and your login is a member of the Administrators group on the server.

 

1) RDP into the server using proper credentials.

2) Click Start and navigate to Administrative Tools->Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

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3) Enable, disable, or edit one of the predefined rules already created.

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4) Create a new rule if needed.

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5) All rules are active once enabled.  There is no need to restart services or reboot for these rules to have effect.  Please take note when doing so, as editing a rule incorrectly may lock out your connection.

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