Windows Recovery–Load Registry

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Ok, today I locked-out myself from one of my dedicated servers.. how? I changed the RDP-Port in the Registry:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

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And then, I FORGOT to add the new Port to the so called ‘Windows Firewall with Advanced Security’ .. it was like a lighting strike in my body when I clicked ‘restart Server’

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Netsh AdvFirewall: Manage Windows Firewall using NetShell

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Ok, this one’s about managing your Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (WFAS).

Today, most companies disable the Windows Firewall. Why? i think this has several reasons. One reason probably is that they think the LAN is safe and there is no need for a Firewall – negligent! Other reasons might be: laziness, missing understanding / know how, too less time.. Ok, in this post i want to write down some of my own experiences when managing the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (WFAS) but also i want to show you, that there are easy ways to manage the WFAS using the Netsh command line tool.

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