Ah, the Group Policies. More mysterious than the registry and almost as dangerous.
Try this:Note: If your computer is part of a Domain, do not continue! Seek the advice of your IT department!
Go to Start->Run and type gpedit.msc
and press enter.
On the tree on the left side of the Group Policy Window, expand Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Network->Netwok Connections->Standard Profile
. On the right hand side (be sure to have selected Standar Profile
in the previous step!) double click Windows Firewall:Protect all Network Connections
, click Not Configured
and press OK.
For good measure, do the same for any other entries that are not already Not Configured
. It should look like figure 1 (see below)
You should now have control over the firewall from the Control Panel. Figure 1 click here to enlarge
Edited by Amazing Andrew, 14 April 2007 - 05:04 AM.