Configuring Basic Firewall Settings with Group Policy

In many organizations, part of the responsibility of supporting end users requires the ability to remotely manage the desktop. Many organizations leverage the built-in Windows tools for remote management, whereas many others utilize third-party products. Remote management tasks of workstations can include installing custom software for a particular user, computer or set of computers, installing Windows Updates, assisting with the installation of local printers, adding local user accounts, changing local group membership, or troubleshooting reported issues with or without the end user’s interaction and approval.

The Microsoft Windows Firewall includes multiple firewall profiles that contain ...

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