Checklist: Creating Inbound Firewall Rules

Applies to

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016

This checklist includes tasks for creating firewall rules in your GPOs.

Checklist: Creating inbound firewall rules

Task Reference
Create a rule that allows a program to listen for and accept inbound network traffic on any ports it requires. Create an Inbound Program or Service Rule
Create a rule that allows inbound network traffic on a specified port number. Create an Inbound Port Rule
Create a rule that allows inbound ICMP network traffic. Create an Inbound ICMP Rule
Create rules that allow inbound RPC network traffic. Create Inbound Rules to Support RPC
Enable a predefined rule or a group of predefined rules. Some predefined rules for basic network services are included as part of the installation of Windows; others can be created when you install a new application or network service. Enable Predefined Inbound Rules