EnableFirewall specifies whether Windows Firewall is enabled for Windows PE. This setting does not apply to the Windows Firewall settings of the Windows installation.

Windows Firewall is a stateful host firewall that discards unsolicited incoming traffic, providing a level of protection for computers against malicious users or programs. To provide better protection for computers connected to any kind of network (such as the Internet, a home network, or an organization network), the Windows operating system enables Windows Firewall on all network connections by default.



Enables Windows Firewall for Windows PE. This is the default value.


Disables Windows Firewall for Windows PE.

Valid Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Setup | EnableFirewall

Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output disables the Windows Firewall.


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