Dialog Box: Customize Service Settings
Updated: January 20, 2009
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
Use these options to configure the way in which Windows Firewall with Advanced Security responds to connection requests from or to services.
To get to this dialog box
When creating a firewall rule by using the New Firewall Rule wizard, follow these steps.
On the Rule Type page, click Custom.
On the Program page, next to Services, click Customize.
When modifying an existing firewall rule, on the Programs and Services tab, click Customize.
You can specify both a program and a service in the same firewall rule. Both conditions must be met for the rule to apply to the requested connection.
When you select the Apply to services only option, any service running as the LocalSystem or NetworkService accounts have appropriate access. When you select an option where you specify one or more services, the security identifier (SID) for the specified service is given access.
Apply to all programs and services
Use this option to apply the rule to all processes within the program specified in the Programs entry.
Apply to services only
Use this option to apply the rule only to services, not to other processes.
Apply to this service
From the list, select the service to which you want the rule to be applied.
Apply to service with this service short name
Specify the short name of the service to which you want the rule to be applied. You can specify any short name even if it is not in the list. Misspelled short names and short names that do not specify a service will be ignored. This option is useful when defining a rule for a Group Policy object (GPO) and the service referenced in the rule is not installed or running on the computer on which you are modifying the rule.