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Configure Windows Firewall Inbound Connection Rules

NOTE: Also, you can configure Windows Firewall settings through Group Policy settings. To do this, edit the GPO affecting your firewall settings. Navigate to Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Network Network Connections Windows Firewall, select Domain Profile or Standard Profile. Then, enable the Allow inbound remote administration exception.

  1. On each audited server, navigate to Start Control Panel and select Windows Firewall.
  2. In the Help Protect your computer with Windows Firewall page, click Advanced settings on the left.
  3. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security dialog, select Inbound Rules on the left.

  4. Enable the following inbound connection rules:

    • Remote Event Log Management (NP-In)
    • Remote Event Log Management (RPC)
    • Remote Event Log Management (RPC-EPMAP)
    • Windows Management Instrumentation (ASync-In)
    • Windows Management Instrumentation (DCOM-In)
    • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI-In)
    • Network Discovery (NB-Name-In)
    • File and Printer Sharing (NB-Name-In)
    • File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In)
    • File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv6-In)

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