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Windows Security Center and Windows Firewall RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Windows XP you could use local group policy to grey out and disable the Windows Firewall so users could not mess with it. Is there a way to do this in Vista? Also I would like to disable the use of Windows Security Center as well. I know you remove the alerts it gives you, but I want to remove it all together, so users can't mess with it.

    Thanks,
    Travis
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 3:11 PM

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    Hi Travis, thanks for the post. To disable Windows Firewall by using group policy, you can refer to the following article:

     

    Windows Firewall in Windows Vista

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748856.aspx

     

    You can also disable Windows Security Center by using the following group policy:

     

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Security Center\Turn on Security Center (domain PCs only).

     

    Hope this helps!


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:08 AM
    Moderator