Windows Firewall vs Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

April 30, 2013 at 08:56:03
Specs: Win 7
I get the impression that one can either use the settings on
the window titled "Allow programs to communicate through
Windows Firewall" OR the settings at "Windows Firewall
with Advanced Security", but not both. Using one wipes out
changes made by the other.

So if I make a lot of changes in "Windows Firewall with
Advanced Security", but then try to block or allow a specific
program (such as Windows Media Player) with the "Allow
programs to communicate through Windows Firewall"
control, all of the earlier changes I made will be lost.

Is that correct?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#1
April 30, 2013 at 13:53:35
For all intents and purposes they both refer to the same firewall, the latter simply provides more advanced configurations compared to Windows XP's firewall which doesn't have those advanced settings.

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#2
April 30, 2013 at 13:58:22
I knew that, but it isn't made clear anywhere I've seen
that using one method of changing settings wipes out
all the settings made with the other method, and I'm
not completely sure it's actually so.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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