Set up a firewall policy

You must set up a firewall policy.

Note During the installation of firewall, there will be a temporary disconnection of network adapters. The interruption may cause the disconnection of networked applications, such as Remote Desktop.

By default, the firewall blocks all non-essential connections. Therefore you must configure the firewall before you protect your computers.

  1. In the Policies pane, right-click Firewall, and click Create Policy.
    A New Policy is added to the list, with its name highlighted. Type the name that you want to use for the policy.
  2. Double-click the policy to edit it.
    A wizard is launched.
  3. In the Firewall Policy Wizard we recommend that you make the following selections.
    1. On the Configure firewall page, select Single location except if you want the firewall to use different settings according to the location where you use it.
    2. On the Operational Mode page, select Block inbound and allow outbound traffic.
    3. On the File and print sharing page, select Allow file and print sharing.