There is always a need to figure out how to do something very specific, so we need to come up with a reference point, and that is what this blog post is.
The first place to check:
- MS KB 947709: How to use the "netsh advfirewall firewall" context instead of the "netsh firewall" context to control Windows Firewall behavior in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Vista.
- TechNet: Using the Netsh Advfirewall Command-Line Tool
- The Server Core Blog: Configuring the Firewall for Remote Management of a Workgroup Server Core installation.
Here are the commands, via the Server Core Blog post, that are crucial to opening things to the point where a remote management session can happen:
- MMC Snap-in use "(Rule Group)"
- Event Viewer "Remote Event Log Management"
- Services "Remote Service Management"
- Shared Folders "File and Printer Sharing"
- Task Scheduler "Remote Scheduled Tasks Management"
- Reliability and Performance "Performance Logs and Alerts" and “File and Printer Sharing”
- Disk Management "Remote Volume Management"
- Windows Firewall with Advanced Security "Windows Firewall Remote Management"
On the Server Core box you can enable these by running:
- Netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=“(rule group)” new enable=yes
Some additional commands:
- Show profile settings: Netsh advfirewall firewall show allprofiles
- Remote Administration: Netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=“remote administration” new enable=yes
Another good resource: The things that are better left unspoken : Firewall management in ...
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