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Windows 7: change settings in windows firewall is grayed out

21 Nov 2012   #1
ep1980

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
change settings in windows firewall is grayed out

hi, i want to add port using "Exceptions" tab in "change settings" of windows firewall. but "change settings" button is grayed out.( i log in as admin and my windows is 7)

i read all the answered about this topic that mentioned already in this forum but i could not find my answer.

thanks, please help me


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21 Nov 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ep1980 View Post
hi, i want to add port using "Exceptions" tab in "change settings" of windows firewall. but "change settings" button is grayed out.( i log in as admin and my windows is 7)

i read all the answered about this topic that mentioned already in this forum but i could not find my answer.

thanks, please help me
post a screenshot please so I can see which window your talking about
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21 Nov 2012   #3
ep1980

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall\allow a program or feature through windows firewall\change settings button


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21 Nov 2012   #4
Kaktussoft

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start REGEDIT and browse to HKEY_Local_Machine\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft
any keys related to firewall there? Most likely HKEY_Local_Machine\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall
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21 Nov 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ep1980 View Post
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall\allow a program or feature through windows firewall\change settings button
I can't see it clear on the screenshot, but it looks like the list of "allowed programs" is not grey!! So you can edit it
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22 Nov 2012   #6
ep1980

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ep1980 View Post
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall\allow a program or feature through windows firewall\change settings button
I can't see it clear on the screenshot, but it looks like the list of "allowed programs" is not grey!! So you can edit it


a red rectangle around "change settings" button. i do not want to edit anything. i want to click on "change settings" buttons and add a port, but it is disable. who can i make it enable?
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22 Nov 2012   #7
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ep1980 View Post
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall\allow a program or feature through windows firewall\change settings button
Make that windows full screen. Add the bottom you see "add another program".
Do you want to add a program?.... don't think so... you want to add a port. You are in the wrong screen!
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22 Nov 2012   #8
ep1980

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ep1980 View Post
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Firewall\allow a program or feature through windows firewall\change settings button
Make that windows full screen. Add the bottom you see "add another program".
Do you want to add a program?.... don't think so... you want to add a port. You are in the wrong screen!
Kaktussoft, i think you can just play game with computer. please let others answer a question if you do not know anything about it.

is there anybody in this forum who can help me?
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22 Nov 2012   #9
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Picture finally came through. You're in windows firewall you need to be in windows firewall with advanced features. Should be a link in the left side when you open windows firewall.

Kaktussoft is correct that you're in the wrong screen.

Only windows firewall with advanced features will allow you to add a port.

Once in windows firewall with advanced features create a new rule follow the wizard and specify which ports you want open.
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23 Nov 2012   #10
ep1980

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parman View Post
Picture finally came through. You're in windows firewall you need to be in windows firewall with advanced features. Should be a link in the left side when you open windows firewall.

Kaktussoft is correct that you're in the wrong screen.

Only windows firewall with advanced features will allow you to add a port.

Once in windows firewall with advanced features create a new rule follow the wizard and specify which ports you want open.
parman thanks so much, because of your answer. i got it.
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