Can anybody tell me how WFC is able to modify the Windows control panel firewall rules from a standard user account without admin rights? Windows firewall needs admin access into advanced settings to modify the firewall rules so how does this work? Am I only controlling user based firewall rules? My second question is about secure rules. From what I've read this can be used to prevent Windows from resetting the firewall. Just exactly when and what does Windows reset in the firewall? When I try to enable secure rules it says every rule that is not in an authorized group will be deleted. This would delete all of the core networking rules and Microsoft store app rules. Am I supposed to add core networking and other groups to the authorized groups? Could anybody explain this further?