Group specifies the name of a FirewallGroup.



Specifies the name of a Windows Firewall group. GroupName is a string. The default value is an empty string.

In unattended installations, you can use a string for the Group setting, for example, "Remote Desktop." However, to specify a Group in an answer file that applies to multilingual unattended installations, you can reference an indirect string resource stored in the firewallAPI.dll binary. For example, to enable Remote Desktop, use the following:


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Parent Hierarchy

Networking-MPSSVC-Svc | FirewallGroups | FirewallGroup | Group

Valid Passes


Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Networking-MPSSVC-Svc.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set Windows Firewall groups.

      <FirewallGroup wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="RemoteDesktop">
      <Group>Remote Desktop</Group> 

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