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Microsoft® Windows® Group Policy Guide by William R. Stanek, Derek Melber, Darren Mar-Elia, The Microsoft Group Policy Team

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Managing Windows Firewall Policy

When you access Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections\Windows Firewall in Group Policy, you’ll find separate policy sections for the Domain Profile and the Standard Profile. Both policy sections contain the same policies and settings. The only difference is that one set of policies is used to configure Windows Firewall on the corporate network while the other is used to configured Windows Firewall off the corporate network. There is one global policy setting as well, which is found at the same level as these two profile nodes. This global policy setting controls the way Windows Firewall works with IPSec.

When you work with Windows Firewall policy, you should generally determine ...

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