Edit an application rule

  1. On the Home page, under Firewall, click Configure firewall.

    For information about the Home page, see About the Home page.

  2. Under Configurations, click Configure next to the location that you want to configure.
  3. Click the Global Rules tab.
  4. Select the application in the list, and then click Custom.
    You can also double-click the application in the list.
  5. In the Application Rules dialog box, click Edit.
  6. Under Rule name, type a name for the rule.
    The rule name must be unique within the list of rules. Two application rules cannot have the same name, but two applications can each have a rule with the same name.
  7. On Windows 8 or later, under Protocol, select the protocol you want to use.
  8. Under Select the events the rule will handle, select the conditions that the connection must match for the rule to apply.
  9. Under Select the action with which the rule will respond, select either Allow it or Block it.
  10. Do one of the following:
    • To allow other connections to and from the same remote address while the initial connection exists, select Concurrent connections. This option is only available for TCP rules.
    • To intelligently allow replies from the remote computer based on the initial connection, select Stateful inspection. This option is only available for UDP rules.
    Note On Windows 8 and later, these options are not displayed as Stateful inspection is always used and Concurrent connections are not supported.
  11. Under Rule description, click an underlined value.