Windows firewall

There are different ways to configure firewalling on Windows servers:

– Build in Windows Firewall
– TCP/IP filtering
– Routing and remote access.

If you are using the windows Firewall you can easy manage the Firewall settings via Conrtrol Panel > Windows Firewall or via the properties of your network.

You can also configure the firewall via the command line.

examples using the command prompt:

To change the scope of an exception:

If you are changing the scope of a program exception, type the following at the command prompt, and press ENTER:

netsh firewall set allowedprogram program = program name = name mode = mode scope = scope addresses = addresses

If you are changing the scope of a system service exception, type the following at the command prompt, and press ENTER:

netsh firewall set service type = type mode = mode scope = scope addresses = addresses

If you are changing the scope of a port exception, type the following at the command prompt, and press ENTER:

netsh firewall set portopening protocol = protocol port = port name = name mode = mode scope = scope addresses = addresses

More information: Microsoft Technet