Temporarily disable the firewall

Note: 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.

By default, the firewall is enabled. Occasionally, you may need to temporarily disable the firewall for maintenance or troubleshooting, and then re-enable it.

To turn the firewall off for a group of computers:

  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. Then double-click the policy you want to change.
    The Firewall Policy wizard appears.
  3. On the welcome page of the wizard, do one of the following:
    • If you want to turn the firewall off for all locations you have set up (primary location and secondary location, if you configured one), click Next. On the Configure firewall page, select Allow all traffic (the firewall is turned off). Complete the wizard.
    • If you want to turn the firewall off for one of the locations (primary or secondary), click the Advanced firewall policy button. In the Firewall Policy dialog box that appears, select Allow all traffic next to Primary location or Secondary location. Click OK. Complete the Firewall Policy wizard.

If you disable the firewall, your computers are unprotected until you re-enable it. To enable the firewall, clear the Allow all traffic check box.