How to open firewall ports on Windows Server 2008 R2

Step by step guide to open firewall ports on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition, as below:

 

// To do so, Click on Start button, then click on Administrative Tools, then click on  Windows Firewall With Advanced Security as below:

How to open firewall ports on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise - Windows Firewall With Advanced Security

How to open firewall ports on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise – Windows Firewall With Advanced Security

 

// On Windows Firewall With Advanced Security wizard , click on Inbound Rules: ( on left panel )

How to open firewall ports on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise - Windows Firewall With Advanced Security

 

// On Windows Firewall With Advanced Security wizard, Click on New Rule on your right panel as below:

How to open firewall ports on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise - Inbound Rule

 

// On New Inbound Rule Wizard, Select Port radio button and click Next:

How to open firewall ports on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise - Rule Type

 

// On New Inbound Rule Wizard, Select TCP/UDP & also mentioned your rule will apply to specific local ports OR All local ports & click Next:

How to open firewall ports on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise - Protocol and Ports

 

// On New Inbound Rule Wizard, select your action & click Next:

How to open firewall ports on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise - Action

 

// On New Inbound Rule Wizard, click Next:

How to open firewall ports on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise - Profile

 

// Provide Name & Description for the newly created rule & click Finish:

How to open firewall ports on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise - Name

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