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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Creating Inbound and Outbound Rules on the Windows Firewall

In certain cases, when a third-party application is not integrated with the firewall, or when needing to open specific individual ports, it might become necessary to create firewall rules for individual services to run properly. Both inbound rules, addressing traffic to the server, and outbound rules, addressing how the server can communicate out, can be created. Rules can be created based on the following factors:

Program—A rule can be created that allows a specific program executable access. For example, you can specify that the C:\Program Files\Custom Program\myprogram.exe file has full outbound access when running. The Windows Firewall program will then allow any type of connections ...

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