Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security

Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security, a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, in Windows 10/8/7/Vista is a stateful, host-based firewall that filters incoming and outgoing connections based on its configuration.

Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security

Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security

Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security also supports an RFC-compliant implementation of Internet Protocol security (IPsec), IPsec and firewall configuration can now be done together in this snap-in.

To open it, click Start, type Windows Defender Firewall, and the press Enter.

You can also open Windows Defender Firewall from a command prompt, by running the following command:


This document from Microsoft describes how Windows Firewall with Advanced Security works, what the common troubleshooting situations are, and which tools you can use for troubleshooting. It illustrates how to deploy Active Directory® Group Policy objects to configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

It is a very exhaustive document and its contents, among other things, include:

  1. Tools and Procedures Used to Troubleshoot Windows Firewall
  2. Troubleshooting considerations for firewall rules
  3. Viewing Firewall and IPsec Events in Event Viewer
  4. Configuring Firewall Log Files
  5. Verifying that Key Firewall and IPsec Services are Working
  6. Capturing Firewall and IPsec Events with Netsh WFP
  7. Windows Firewall Is Blocking a Program
  8. Verify that Windows Firewall is enabled for your network location
  9. Group Policy does not allow local rules to be applied
  10. Rules that require connection security might be blocking traffic
  11. Windows Firewall Is Turned off Every Time I Start My Computer
  12. Cannot Configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  13. Nobody Can Ping My Computer
  14. Nobody Can Access My Local File and Printer Shares
  15. Cannot Remotely Administer Windows Firewall
  16. IPsec Troubleshooting Situations.

Download Page: Microsoft.

Applies to: Windows 10/8/7; Windows Server.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Scott

    Where’s the REAL link to download the tool needed? This is a bogus BS site!

  2. Was it too difficult seeing the “Download Page: Microsoft” link at the end of the post? ­čśÇ

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