Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Windows Firewall Settings on Windows 7

Today I had to access the Windows Firewall to check for blocking of a port. I am used to the command wscui.cpl from the Start -- Run screen of the Windows XP operating system. So I did the same thing on my Windows 7 screen. I was surprised to get the security centre where the Windows Firewall was not visible as shown below.

Luckily I saw the Control Panel Home link at the top and clicked on the link. Then I noticed the Windows Firewall as being a separate entity in the control Paenl and accessed this from there.

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