Firewall management in Windows Web Server 2008

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Firewall management in Windows Web Server 2008 – Managing your servers can streamline the performance of your team by allowing them to complete complex tasks faster. Plus, it can enable them to detect problems early on before they get out of hand and compromise your business. As a result, the risk of experiencing operational setbacks is drastically lower.

But the only way to make the most of your server management is to perform it correctly. And to help you do so, this article will share nine tips on improving your server management and fix some problem about windows, windows-server-2008, firewall, , .

I’ve been trying for hours to block a single port(sql server) from remote access. In linux a single line of iptables command would be enough. In 2008 i couldn’t manage to make it happen.

The documentation says that if an exception rule regarding to the port does not exist, the port access will be denied. A rule in Inbound filterse regarding to port 1433 exists, allowing any ip to connect the service.

  • I’ve changed the allowed ips to local ips
  • I’ve set the rule for all profiles
  • I’ve added an extra block all rule for port 1433
  • I’ve completely disabled rule to see if “if an exception does not exist, the port will be blocked” is true.

None of the above and another bazillion different settings worked. i still can connect to remote server’s 1433th port.I’ve googled to see if i’m missing something. “windows 2008 firewall block port” were my main keywords. nothing but junk and “tens of pages talking about microft blah but not coming to a point” documents comes up. i’ve tried “linux firewall block port” to see if i’m searching it wrong, first two links have the answers. sigh..

anyway, how can i block anyone but the local server from accessing to it’s 1433th port on windows server 2008?

Solution :

Won’t it work to just double click on that accept rule and change it to “Block the connection”?

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