Windows Firewall

The Windows Firewall in Windows Server 2008 is the same basic firewall included in Windows Vista and adds many new features and capabilities compared to the Windows Firewall included in SBS 2003 R2. These new features include outbound filtering; filtering based on SIDs; a better management UI; configuration for local, remote, local port, remote port, and protocol; and tight integration with IPSec. The other big change is location-specific policies—there are three separate firewall profiles: a domain profile, a private profile for computers that aren’t domain members but are on secured networks, and a public profile for computers that reside on publicly accessible networks. And, finally, per-user rules are now supported. Although ...

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