Security Tweaks - Opening Ports or Adding Allowed Programs with SP2 Firewall

This is not really a tweak, but give you a little overview how to use the Windows XP SP2 Firewall to open ports or adding allowed programs.

Start Firewall Control Panel:

  1. Click on Start -> Run
  2. Enter in firewall.cpl
  3. Click on the Exceptions tab

Adding a Port for Internet Access:

  1. Click on the Add Port button
  2. Name it whatever you want
  3. Enter in the ports you want to open

Adding a Program for Internet Access:

  1. Click on Add Program button
  2. A list of all installed programs will be displayed
  3. Highlight the one you want to include for Internet access
  4. Click on the OK button



Lex van der Horst

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