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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Windows Firewall

The Windows Firewall in Windows Server 2008 R2 is the same basic firewall included in Windows 7 and adds many new features and capabilities compared to the Windows Firewall included in previous versions. 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. ...

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