Firewall Rule Properties - Advanced

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Advanced properties

Use this dialog box to configure the profile and interface type to which this firewall rule will be applied.


A firewall profile is a way of grouping settings, such as firewall rules and connection security rules, that are applied to the computer depending on where the computer is connected. On computers running this version of Windows, there are three profiles for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. Only one profile is applied at a time.

The following profiles are available:

Profile Description


Applied when a computer is connected to a network in which the computer's domain account resides.


Applied when a computer is connected to a network in which the computer's domain account does not reside, such as a home network. The private profile settings should be more restrictive than the domain profile settings.


Applied when a computer is connected to a domain through a public network, such as those available in airports and coffee shops. The public profile settings should be the most restrictive because the computer is connected to a public network where the security cannot be as tightly controlled as within an IT environment.

Interface types

Click Customize to specify to which interface type the connection security rule is applied, including the local area network (LAN), a wireless network adapter, remote access, or all network connection types.

Edge traversal

Select Allow edge traversal to have the application, service or port to which the rule applies globally addressable and accessible from outside a NAT or edge device.


The option Allow edge traversal applies only to inbound rules, and does not appear on the Advanced tab of an outbound rule.

Additional references

Firewall Rules

Firewall Profiles

Interface Types