Quickly Turn ON/OFF Windows Firewall Using Command Line

by [Published on 16 Dec. 2010 / Last Updated on 31 Oct. 2009]

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This article explains how you can quickly Turn Windows Firewall On or Off. This tips applies to Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 only!

Windows Firewall on computers running Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 is enabled by default. You may need turn it off for various reasons.

This is how you do it using a command prompt:

  • To Turn Off: 
  • NetSh Advfirewall set allprofiles state off
  • To Turn On: 
  • NetSh Advfirewall set allrprofiles state on
  • To check the status of Windows Firewall: 
  • Netsh Advfirewall show allprofiles


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The Author — Nirmal Sharma

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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