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Disable windows firewall on client computer

By yvo ·
How can I disable the windows firewall on a client computer (xp pro)? The group policy is managed by Small Business Server 2003...

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Disable windows firewall

by baloki2 In reply to Disable windows firewall ...

It's not recommended to modify the default domain policy but here's a quick way to disable windows firewall. You really should create a new policy for this.
Using Active Directory Users and Computers

Right click "yourdomain".local
Group policy tab
Double click on Default Domain Policy
Under Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates
Network Connections
Double click on ?Prohibit use of Internet Connection Firewall on your DNS domain network and select ENABLE

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client computer

by rcoreycuevas In reply to Disable windows firewall ...

if the group policy on the client machine does not require the client to authenticate with the server, the answer is simple, ...don't. log on locally if possible.

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disjoin the domain

by mikestilesKY In reply to client computer

Disjoin the computer from the domain, make the settings you need (ie: turn off firewall or add an exception "port"), and rejoin.

It worked for me the only time I needed to do it. ArcServe backup would not connect to a new laptop until this was done...

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by mrafrohead In reply to Disable windows firewall ...

Via Policy...

If your network is setup properly, you should not be able to remove the permissions of your local machine that your network has set forth...

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Try posting in Q&A forum.

by deepsand In reply to Disable windows firewall ...

This is the Discussion forum, which exists for the purpose of hosting discourse regarding general issues.

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Posting to the proper forum will:

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