An exception may not show up in the Windows Firewall graphical user interface if you create the exception by modifying the registry
Technical update, August 31, 2005Microsoft has released a Microsoft Security Advisory about this issue for IT Professionals. The security advisory contains additional security-related information about this issue. To view the security advisory, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
PrerequisitesBecause of file dependencies, this update requires Windows XP Service Pack 2.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.
File informationThe English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------------- 04-Aug-2005 01:44 5.1.2600.2732 80,896 Firewall.cpl
Method 1: Append a name to the registry valueTo work around this behavior, append a name to the registry value. For example, change 12345:TCP:*:Enabled to 12345:TCP:*:Enabled:exception name.
Method 2: Use the netsh firewall commandTo work around this behavior, you can see the exceptions that you have created in the registry by using the netsh firewall command. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
- Type netsh firewall show state verbose = enable, and then press ENTER.
- Search the output text for the following text:Ports currently open on all network interfacesThe ports and programs that are listed in the Ports currently open on all network interfaces section are unblocked. Additionally, these unblocked ports and programs represent enabled program or port exceptions.
Windows Firewall Operations Guide
Manually Configuring Windows Firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 2
Article ID: 897663 - Last Review: 07/01/2010 03:24:00 - Revision: 5.0
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