When you enable RDP for Windows 7 (default is enabled) , you will also need to add a firewall rule to accept RDP connections. By default this is not enabled. You can easily do it via the Windows firewall MMC by running the following command
or Add a rule for the same via the command prompt. Add a rule for accepting incoming RDP connections on TCP 3389.
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="RDP Allow TCP" dir=in protocol=tcp localport=3389 action=allow
I am running Windows 7 on my machine. Coming from XP, I was used to seeing and using the “Network Connections” view. The new “Network and Internet” view for configuring network settings is too confusing. I found it difficult to find my way around. To be frank it was irritating to use and I wanted my “Network Connections” view back.
Here’s a quick workaround:
On the command prompt run the command
and voila the friendly “Network Connections” view is back. 🙂
I was looking at options for enabling/disabling the Windows default firewall command line. Here’s how you can do it:
On Windows XP:
to disable the firewal
netsh firewall set opmode disable
to enable the firewall
netsh firewall set opmode enable
to allow ICMP ping to the box
netsh firewall set icmpsetting type = 8 mode = enable
to reset the firewall back to default settings:
netsh firewall reset
On Windows 7 ( & Windows 2008) commands have changed. You will need to run following commands as the machine (domain) administrator.
to disable firewall
netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off
to enable firewall
netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state on
to reset firewall
netsh advfirewall reset
to allow ICMP ping to the box, add a new rule
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="ICMPv4 Allow" dir=in protocol="icmpv4:8,any" action=allow
delete the ICMP ping rule that you just added
netsh advfirewall firewall delete rule name="ICMPv4 Allow"
For details check out the following KB article#947709