Windows Advanced Firewall and Security is an excellent “feature add” to the Windows Operating System. In Windows XP Service Pack 2 the Firewall was introduced and was only able to block inbound and was just annoying outbound. In Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 it was revamped to be bidirectional and included IPSEC and Connection Rules. Windows 7 also inherited the revamped and improved firewall as well as Windows Server 2008 R2.
Archive for February, 2011
I had just completed a successful upgrade of my domain controllers at work to Windows Server 2008 R2. After the upgrade we found that anyone that used the proxy and relied in automatic settings could no longer receive the proxy address. This is in “Automatically detect settings” in the “LAN settings” of Internet Explorer options.
As I finish up my migration from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 R2 for my companie’s domain controllers; I run thru my check list of settings. The migration from 2003 to 2008 R2 was flawless, however many of the pain points from when I upgraded to 2000 were revisited.