Changing the Windows Firewall Settings (Windows 2008)

Windows Server 2008

If this is the first time you are accessing the server you will be greeted with this screen.



If not you will need to access the Windows Firewall Settings by going into Start > Control Panel


And then double clicking on Windows Firewall


In either case the next screen you see will be the Windows Firewall Settings dialog box below. Here you can turn the firewall on and off as well as block all incoming connections.


To set up exceptions for various programs or ports click on the Exceptions tab (Microsoft has already set some up for you) in the case below we have enabled the setting for World Wide Web Services (HTTP). This will enable us to use the server as a Web Server and host a website.


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