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Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections

Turns on Windows Firewall. If you enable this policy setting Windows Firewall runs and ignores the “Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Network Connections -> Prohibit use of Internet Connection Firewall on your DNS domain network” policy setting. If you disable this policy setting Windows Firewall does not run. This is the only way to ensure that Windows Firewall does not run and administrators who log on locally cannot start it. If you do not configure this policy setting administrators can use the Windows Firewall component in Control Panel to turn Windows Firewall on or off unless the “Prohibit use of Internet Connection Firewall on your DNS domain network” policy setting overrides.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Policies -> Microsoft -> WindowsFirewall -> DomainProfile # EnableFirewall

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Network -> Network Connections -> Windows Firewall -> Domain Profile

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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