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Windows 7: Windows Firewall Advanced Setup

11 Feb 2009   #1

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Windows Firewall Advanced Setup

Hi All,

I'm looking for some help with some Windows Firewall advanced settings. I've already downloaded Vista Firewall Control to simplify the firewall setup, and its really doing what I want (asking me for any inbound and outbound connections), but the free version doesn't allow control over general network access (at least not that I can find so far). I need to get my Win7 computer to recognize my WinXP in the network screen, something that I can't seem to do without making some special rules in the firewall settings.

I've already turned off "password protected sharing" and set the "send password" option in gpedit.msc to enabled... settings which worked well in a previous install (AVG removed my access to folder options so I had to reinstall), but I can't seem to get to work now that I've installed VFC. So I guess I need to know what "rules" I need to set up to retain the strict control over inbound/outbound connections that I've got with VFC, but still allow easy network access between the 2-3 computers on my router.

Any other info you need, please let me know,

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12 Feb 2009   #2

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

if you do some searching, in this sub forum actually... you would have noticed a few posts that discuss these topics and answer some if not all your questions before posting
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