Stopping or disabling this service in Windows Server puts a server in an unsupported configuration. It can also cause numerous network-related issues, as described in Effects of Stopping or Disabling the Windows Firewall Service in Windows Server 2008 and Above
There are still situations in which it is necessary to turn off the firewall, and there are supported methods for doing so that don't involve stopping or disabling the service. In Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, the firewall can be turned off using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security console and netsh commands. Windows Server 2012 or above allows both of those methods and also offers the Set-NetFirewallProfile Windows PowerShell cmdlet.
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Article ID: SLN156432
Last Date Modified: 07/27/2018 04:51 AM
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