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How to check Windows firewall advance security current state using command line?

Command line below will check whether the firewall state is on or off.

To check the firewall state via command line type:

      netsh advfirewall monitor show firewall

Command above will display the current firewall state.

If the state shows “ON” the firewall is working.


Sample output:

Domain Profile Settings:
----------------------------------------------------------------------
State                                                   ON
Firewall Policy                                   BlockInbound,AllowOutbound
LocalFirewallRules                            Enable
LocalConSecRules                             Enable
InboundUserNotification                   Enable
RemoteManagement                          Disable
UnicastResponseToMulticast            Enable

Logging:
LogAllowedConnections                   Disable
LogDroppedConnections                   Disable
FileName                                            C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\Firewall\pfirewall.log
MaxFileSize                                       4096


Private Profile Settings:
----------------------------------------------------------------------
State                                                   ON
Firewall Policy                                  BlockInbound,AllowOutbound
LocalFirewallRules                           Enable
LocalConSecRules                            Enable
InboundUserNotification                   Enable
RemoteManagement                          Disable
UnicastResponseToMulticast            Enable

Logging:
LogAllowedConnections                   Disable
LogDroppedConnections                   Disable
FileName                                            C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\Firewall\pfirewall.log
MaxFileSize                                       4096


Display specific firewall rule:

netsh advfirewall firewall show rule dir=in name="Microsoft Solitaire Collection"

Command above show the rule for Microsoft Solitaire Collection for its inbound settings.

To display firewall inbound rules for private profile:

     netsh advfirewall firewall show rule dir=in name=all profile=private


Display the current outbound firewall rule for public profile:

      netsh advfirewall monitor show firewall rule name=all dir=out profile=public


Show enabled rules only on the firewall:

      netsh advfirewall monitor show firewall rule name=all


Show all rules on the firewall whether enabled or not:

      netsh advfirewall firewall show rule dir=in name=all


It’s always a good idea to check firewall security settings so you will know what’s going in and out of your system. 

If a policy or program is not in use anymore disable the rule or policy to reduce the footprint of security risks.



Cheers.. Till next time..

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