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Windows Firewall Advanced Options

Question asked by Mahesh Dahale in #Gadgets on Dec 9, 2009
Mahesh Dahale
Mahesh Dahale · Dec 9, 2009
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Windows Firewall Advanced Options

you might need to configure it for a specific situation. You have several options for configuring Windows Firewall options, including the following:

-Enabling Windows Firewall logging to log network activity

-Creating an exception for a service or application to allow traffic through the firewall

[FONT=&quot]-[/FONT]Creating a custom service definition when a built-in exception does not suit your needs

-Creating an Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) exception so that the computer responds to traffic from certain network utilities

How to Enable Windows Firewall Logging

To enable security logging for Windows Firewall, use these steps:

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. In the Control Panel window, click Network And Internet Connections.

3. In the Network And Internet Connections window, click Windows Firewall.

4. In the Windows Firewall dialog box, on the Advanced tab, in the Security Logging section, click Settings. Windows displays the Log Settings dialog box

5. In the Logging Options section, select one or both of the following check boxes:

[FONT=&quot]-[/FONT]Log Dropped Packets. Logs all dropped packets originating from the local network or the Internet.
-[/FONT]Log Successful Connections. Logs all successful connections originating from the network or the Internet.

6. Note the location of the security log. By default, the log file is named pfirewall.log and is located in the %systemroot% folder. Click OK to close the Log Settings dialog box. Click OK again to close the Windows Firewall dialog box

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