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Windows 7: Editing, Deleting & Adding advfirewall grouped entries

07 Sep 2011   #1
Dorothy

Windows Vista
 
 
Editing, Deleting & Adding advfirewall grouped entries

I am creating an interface that allows the user to manage (among other things) the Windows Firewall.

My GUI is written in Java and uses the netsh advfirewall firewall commands to read the current settings and to save changes.

Some of the items are single records in the firewall. The "Windows Remote Management" item however, is one of the "grouped" items. This is a combination of multiple items. Here is one of those items in the combination.

Code:
Rule Name:                            Windows Remote Management - Compatibility
Mode (HTTP-In)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Enabled:                              No
Direction:                            In
Profiles:                             Private,Public
Grouping:                             Windows Remote Management
LocalIP:                              Any
RemoteIP:                             LocalSubnet
Protocol:                             TCP
LocalPort:                            80
RemotePort:                           Any
Edge traversal:                       No
Action:                               Allow
In this case the whole group is disabled, but it can be enabled for the type public or private or both. (not to mention domain)

When you enable this group using the Windows GUI, if you only enable one of the types, it has to duplicate all the items in the group. One copy for disabled type, one for the enabled type.

The problem arises when I try to create the second copy. The netsh advfirewall firewall add rule command does not allow me to set a grouping on new items. So that means I can't create the second copy! Which means, unless the item has already been duplicated by Windows, I can only enable or disable both types together (public and private) which is not what I want.

How can I create this second copy? Any ideas on how to do it with Java or the command line? I am hoping to avoid writing my own .exe.


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08 Sep 2011   #2
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi Dorthy, welcome to 7F!

I have been researching your dilemma, and so far the closest I have found is:
File Replication Service start /w ocsetup FRS-Infrastructure
Here: Admin's Guide to Server Core Commands - The Life of Brian

There may also be some help here:
Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides

I have also considered a way to get Windows to copy your CMDs, but have not been able to find anything yet.
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