Interactive mode

On computers running Windows 7 or earlier, you can enable interactive mode. The firewall then displays a learning dialog on the endpoint computer each time an unknown application or service requests network access. The learning dialog asks the user whether to allow or block the traffic, or whether to create a rule for that type of traffic.

Note On Windows 8 and later, interactive mode is not available. You must add specific policy rules to allow or block applications. You can use the Firewall - Event Viewer to manage application rules interactively, as described in Create a firewall event rule.