Import or export firewall configuration

If you use role-based administration:

  • You must have the Policy setting - firewall right to configure a firewall policy.
  • You cannot edit a policy if it is applied outside your active sub-estate.

For more information, see Managing roles and sub-estates.

You can import or export the firewall general settings and rules as a configuration file (*.conf). You can use this feature to do the following:

  • Back up and restore your firewall configuration.
  • Import application rules created on one computer and use them to create a policy for other computers running the same set of applications.
  • Merge configurations created on several different computers to create a policy that is valid for one or more groups of computers on the network.

To import or export firewall configuration:

  1. Check which firewall policy is used by the group(s) of computers you want to configure.
  2. In the Policies pane, double-click Firewall, and then double-click the policy you want to import to or export from.
  3. On the Welcome page of the Firewall Policy wizard, click Advanced firewall policy.
  4. In the Firewall Policy dialog box, on the General tab, under Managing configuration, click Import or Export.