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Disabling Windows Firewall using Group Policy in Windows 2008 Posted on

  1. Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Policies
  2. Select the policy to edit (Usually: the default policy), right-click and choose “edit”.
  3. Go to Administrative Templates > Network > Network connections > Windows Firewall > Domain Profile.
  4. Disable the “Protect All Network connections” rule.  Just to be sure, you can do the same for the “Standard Profile”, as well.

gpupdate /force  to reload clients GPO


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