How do I setup a group policy to remove the client xpp firewall in small business server 2003?

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I have inherited an SBS 2003 R2 domain. Server running well. I want to use SNMP for monitoring purposes. How do I setup a group policy to remove the client xpp firewall in small business server 2003 so I can use SNMP? Thanks in advance
ASKED: August 25, 2008  11:53 AM
UPDATED: August 26, 2008  1:24 PM

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If you are already using a third-party host firewall product, then it is recommended that you disable Windows Firewall. If you are not already using a third-party host firewall product, then it is recommended that you enable Windows Firewall to prevent the spread of malicious programs that make it past the firewall that separates your network from the Internet.

If you decide to disable the use of Windows Firewall across your entire organization network, which contains a mixture of computers running Windows XP with SP2, Windows XP with SP1, and Windows XP with no service packs installed, and you are using a third-party host firewall, then you should configure the following Group Policy settings:

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Prohibit use of Internet Connection Firewall on your DNS domain network is set to Enabled
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Domain profile – Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections is set to Disabled
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Standard profile – Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections is set to Disabled

These settings ensure that Windows Firewall is not used, whether the computers are connected to your organization network or not.

If you decide to disable the use of Windows Firewall across your entire organization network, which contains a mixture of computers running Windows XP with SP2, Windows XP with SP1, and Windows XP with no service packs installed, and you are not using a third-party host firewall, then you should configure the following Group Policy settings:

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Prohibit use of Internet Connection Firewall on your DNS domain network is set to Enabled
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Domain profile – Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections is set to Disabled
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Standard profile – Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections is set to Enabled

These settings ensure that the Windows Firewall is not used on your organization network, but is used when the computers are not connected to the organization network.

That should do it for you!

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  • BIASTech
    [...] Original post by unknown [...]
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  • Interno
    Have you tried any other 3rd party SNMP tool? you may not need to do anything with firewall, try SNMP from Oidview, it should work!
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