General discussion

Locked

Disable windows firewall

By yvo ·
How can I disable the windows firewall on a client pc (xp pro) while the security is managed by group policy (on a small business server 2003)?
Many thanks

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

5 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

by darts32 In reply to Disable windows firewall

To disable the Internet Connection Firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 1 or earlier
Click Start > Control Panel.
Double-click Network Connections.
Right-click Network Adapter > Properties.
On the Advanced tab uncheck "Protect my computer and Network ... "
Click OK. This returns you to the Network connection window. Close this and also close the Control Panel.


To disable the Windows Firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 2
Follow these steps to disable the firewall.
Click Start > Control Panel.
Double-click Windows Firewall.
Click Off > OK.
Close the Control Panel.

To disable the Windows Firewall in Windows 2003
Follow these steps to disable the firewall.
Click Start > Control Panel.
Double-click Network Connections.
Right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > Properties.
On the Advanced tab, uncheck Protect my computer and Network .
Click OK and then click OK again.

Collapse -

by yvo In reply to Disable windows firewall

I have got XP Pro service pack 2! But I am not allowed to uncheck the box in the menu you referred to... It says that my security is managed by group policy...

Collapse -

by haileyan In reply to Disable windows firewall

Is your Firewall policy part of your Default Domain Policy? ..or do you have a separate policy applied to your computers OU? If you have a separate policy applied to the Computers OU it is easy. Just exclude the PC that you do not want the policy applie to.

If it is part of your default domain policy you need to move your PC to a new sub OU...lets say named No Firewall, create a new policy for that OU that has the firewall disabled. Any computer you move to that folder will receive the No Firewall policy. OU policy will always win out over Default Domain Policy.

Collapse -

by CG IT In reply to Disable windows firewall

as long as the security policy is set by group policy, you the user who are not part of the administrators security group can not change the settings.

Collapse -

by wlbowers In reply to Disable windows firewall

Ask your administrator to disable the firewall for you.

Course there might be an adverse reaction to this request.

If you see smoke coming out of his ears when you tell him why, you'll know it was not a good idea.

Lee

Back to Windows Forum
5 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums