Group Policy Management of Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

Applies to

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11
  • Windows Server 2016 and above

Most of the procedures in this guide instruct you to use Group Policy settings for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

To open a GPO to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

  1. Open the Group Policy Management console.

  2. In the navigation pane, expand Forest: YourForestName, expand Domains, expand YourDomainName, expand Group Policy Objects, right-click the GPO you want to modify, and then click Edit.

  3. In the navigation pane of the Group Policy Management Editor, navigate to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Windows Firewall with Advanced Security > Windows Firewall with Advanced Security - LDAP://cn={GUID},cn=….