Configure TCP/IP to use TCP/IP filtering

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

To configure TCP/IP to use TCP/IP filtering

  1. Open Network Connections.

  2. Right-click the network connection you want to configure, and then click Properties.

  3. On the General tab (for a local area connection) or the Networking tab (for all other connections), click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.

  4. Click Advanced.

  5. Click Options, click TCP/IP filtering, and then click Properties.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To enable TCP/IP filtering for all adapters, select the Enable TCP/IP Filtering (All adapters) check box.

    • To disable TCP/IP filtering for all adapters, clear the Enable TCP/IP Filtering (All adapters) check box.

  7. Based on your requirements for TCP/IP filtering, configure TCP ports, UDP ports, or IP protocols for the allowed traffic.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group or the Network Configuration Operators group on the local computer. For more information, see Default local groups and Default groups.

  • To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

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


Security features
Advanced configuration