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    Deploying Windows Firewall Settings for Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2

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    Windows XP Service Pack 2 provides Windows Firewall, an enhanced firewall that is enabled by default. This white paper describes the methods used to deploy Windows Firewall settings in a managed environment.
    • Version:

      2.8

      File Name:

      WF_XPSP2.doc

      Date Published:

      2/4/2008

      File Size:

      1.0 MB

        Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) includes the Windows Firewall, a replacement for the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) in previous versions of Windows XP. Windows Firewall is a stateful host-based firewall that discards unsolicited incoming traffic, providing a level of protection for computers against malicious users or programs. To provide better protection for computers connected to any kind of network (such as the Internet, a home network, or an organization network), Windows XP SP2 enables Windows Firewall on all network connections by default. This new behavior can impair some types of communications. This article describes how to deploy the appropriate configuration settings for Windows Firewall on an organization network so that it is enabled and providing protection, and so that communications are not impaired.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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