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    Windows Firewall via Group Policy

    Just wondering...

    Does anyone "deploy" windows firewall settings via Group Policy and limit outgoing connections? rather than the default allow?

    A bit of background: I'm currently trying to find ways to disable the P2P features of Spotify (it upsets my Forefront TMG firewall) and one of the most obvious ways I can see to do it is via a Windows Firewall rule. However, in order to do this I need to explicitly define all outgoing ports and I'm lazy and not sure I can be bothered.

    Meh.

    Maybe one to tackle on a day other than a Monday!

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    I use it to deploy a couple of settings, namely I allow certain ports for Sophos update to work correctly. It is a boring process though. Oh and I also enable or disable File and Print Sharing based on where the machine is - sometimes we don't want it enable

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    yup i use gpo for firewall works great!

    I limit file sharing to only my workstation, Allow ICMP echo, port exceptions for the AV software MMS and RTSPU streaming and program exceptions for the PCE software.

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    Ahh yes, I allow the ICMP echo's too so that I can do ping tests

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    Ah... ok, so outgoing policies are more popular than I thought!

    Hmm... clearly I should spend some time looking at Netstat!

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