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RozO
Level 7

HIPS Firewall vs Windows Firewall

Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew of issues related to enabling the HIPS firewall and leaving the Windows firewall enabled. I'm working on setting up our HIPS environment and I'm wondering if I need to create a gp to disable the Windows firewall or not.

Thanks,
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Raja
Level 9

RE: HIPS Firewall vs Windows Firewall

You can do it, but it's not a supported configuration.
When you install HIP, the installer disables the Windows firewall.
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RozO
Level 7

HIPS Firewall vs Windows Firewall

I didn't realize this so I tested it and it didn't disable the firewall. Do I need the firewall enabled in policies before this will work? I am currenly only using the out of the box policies.

Thanks,
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RozO
Level 7

Windows Firewall??

I am very curious about this Windows firewall question so I'm going to put it out here again to see if I can get any bits. Raja said that the Windows firewall will disable when HIPS is installed but I have not found this to be true but would like it to be.

Has this worked for anyone? Was there anything special you needed to do to get it to work?

Thanks, Roz
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epo909
Level 9

RE: Windows Firewall??

HIPS doesn't change the Windows Firewall service. You have an article about that here.

I think that the best option will be creating a GPO.

Regards.
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RozO
Level 7

Thank you

Thank you very much, I was racking my brain on how this could possibly work.
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