Add a packet filter

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To add a packet filter

  1. Open Routing and Remote Access.

  2. In the console tree, click General.


    • Routing and Remote Access/server name/IP Routing/General
  3. In the details pane, right-click the interface on which you want to add a filter, and then click Properties.

  4. On the General tab, click either Inbound Filters or Outbound Filters.

  5. In the Inbound Filters or Outbound Filters dialog box, click New.

  6. In the Add IP Filter dialog box, type the settings for the filter, and then click OK.

  7. In Filter action, select the appropriate filter action, and then click OK.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group. As a security best practice, consider using the Run As command rather than logging on with administrative credentials. If you have logged on with administrative credentials, you can also open Routing and Remote Access by clicking Start, clicking Control Panel, double-clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Routing and Remote Access. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Working with MMC console files
Packet filtering
Modify a packet filter
Delete a packet filter