HomeGroup and Firewall Interaction

    Details how HomeGroup interacts with firewalls, using Windows Firewall as an example. Explains what ports and rules are required for firewalls to implement for HomeGroup to work correctly
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      HomeGroup and Firewall Interaction.docx

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        The purpose of this document is to detail exactly what actions a firewall should take to be compatible with the HomeGroup feature and optimize security and the user experience. It explains how HomeGroup interacts with firewalls, using Windows Firewall as an example. It contains a comprehensive listing of required firewall rules and when rules are enabled based on automatic and user actions.
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      Windows 7

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