Disable the Windows Firewall on client computers in an SBS 2008 domain

There are 3 GPO’s that affect the firewall on client machines in an SBS 2008 domain.Open the group policy management console on the SBS and edit each of the 3 following GPO’s, or the ones that match the types of client PC’s you have. They can be found under My Business | Computers | SBS Computers or under Group Policy Objects:Windows SBS Client – Windows Vista PolicyWindows SBS Client – Windows XP PolicyWindows SBS Client The item to edit is:Computer Configuration | Policies | Administrative Templates | Network | Network Connections | Windows Firewall | Domain Profile | Protect All … Continue reading Disable the Windows Firewall on client computers in an SBS 2008 domain

Restrict Windows VPN Client Access by Source IP

   A frequent question is how to limit access to a VPN/RRAS server to users connecting from a specific IP. The following outlines using  RRAS  “Inbound Filters” on server 2003. Similar steps can be taken using Inbound filters with NPS on Server 2008 and newer. Please note: Using Inbound/Outbound Filters within RRAS should not be used in place of a proper firewall solution. As soon as filter rules are enabled, all other traffic is blocked by default and filters need to be configured for each service both incoming and outgoing You should have console access when editing RRAS features and … Continue reading Restrict Windows VPN Client Access by Source IP