Possible Bug in Vista Advanced Firewall?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Hangetsu, Apr 8, 2007.

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  1. Hangetsu

    Hangetsu Registered Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I recently completed setup of my Public Profile using the Windows Firewall
    with Advanced Security. While I don't think its critical, I'm hoping that
    its really just me not doing something right. Here are the steps:

    1) Open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (wf.msc).

    2) Start a new Custom rule.

    3) Select svchost.exe as the application (it may impact other apps, but this
    is the one I see). Under Services (same screen), select Spooler (something
    innocuous). Click Next.

    4) Allow for any protocols (don't touch this screen). Click Next.

    5) Set "Which Local IP addresses does this rule match" to Local Subnet
    (under "Predefined Set of Computers"), and set "Which remote IP addresses
    does this rule match" to the same. Click Next.

    6) Set "Allow the connection" or "Block the connection" (does not matter
    for this test). Click Next.

    7) Set the Profiles it belongs to (doesn't matter for this test) - I used
    Public. Click Next.

    :cool: Name it whatever you want. Click Finish.

    Now, look at your Outbound Rules list. The rule isn't there, its as if you
    never created it.

    My question is, did the rule save? Is there another way to find the rule?
    Did it not save? Is this a bug?

    Does anyone get anything different?
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