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Windows 7: How to limit internet access using Win Firewall?

01 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7
How to limit internet access using Win Firewall?

I am trying to setup a kiosk pc. Is there any tutorial around explaining how to configure the Windows Firewall so that it has the following profiles:

Firewall profile "normal":
- default configuration

Firewall profile "kiosk":
- software1.exe may access the internet using ports 1234 and 2345
- software2.exe may do outgoing connections only using port 3456
- software3.exe may do incoming connections only using port 4567
- all other programs may not access the internet at all; all other connections are blocked

Further, wwitching the profile (or changing the firwall configuration in general) should only be possible using admin rights.

How to do this?

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01 Feb 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


Can you see if this help:

Windows Firewall - Add or Remove an Exception

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01 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7

Thanks. I know how to add an exception, but that doesn't help me much. I can add rules to allow software1.exe, software2.exe, and software3.exe, but that would still...

1. Let all other "default" programs through the firewall (on a fresh Windows 7 installation, it seems that by default many programs already got access, and that new software eg. when you download a new browser will always get access by default)
2. Not give me different profiles like "normal" and "kiosk" to easily switch between
3. Not handle the ports
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01 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Are you just after blocking specific websites?.

If so, You can do it in the Host files.
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03 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Well I am no self proclaimed expert on Windows firewall but I don't mind reading technical documentation.
You seem to have a fair grasp on things and maybe these references will help you get started on your solution. If not let me know and I will dig more.

Windows Firewall Tools and Settings
Managing Windows Firewall Profiles: Windows Firewall (WF)
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