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Check Windows Firewall status with netsh advfirewall show allprofiles

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It is important to know what type of firewall connection each user in your network has. If users are connected to the Internet, they have a public profile. If they are connected to an internal network they have a private profile. And if they're connected to a corporate network, they have a domain profile. You can use netsh advfirewall show allprofiles to identify what type of profile a user has. On remote computers, you have to use netsh -r computername advfirewall show allprofiles and the user must turn on remote registry access for the command to work.

To turn off the firewall for every profile no matter the connection type, you can use netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off. If you want to turn on the firewall for remote computers with a public profile you can use netsh -r computername advfirewall set publicprofile state on. In addition, you can turn off the remote computer's firewall for private profiles using netsh -r computername advfirewall set privateprofile state off.

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