Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista
This document identifies new Windows Firewall with Advanced Security features introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, as well as features that were introduced with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is a stateful, host-based firewall that blocks incoming and outgoing connections according to the rules configured by an administrator.
You can mitigate some of the risks associated with unauthorized and potentially malicious access to your network and its resources by creating an isolated network. By using Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy settings, you can isolate both your domain and servers that store sensitive data, thus limiting access to only authenticated and authorized users.
This topic provides a detailed overview of server isolation. It explains how server isolation protects isolated servers and the benefits of deploying server isolation. It also provides a brief overview of how to deploy server isolation.
This white paper provides a detailed overview of domain isolation. It explains how domain isolation protects domain member computers and the benefits of deploying domain isolation. It also provides a brief overview of how to deploy domain isolation.