Windows 10: Does anyone know how to get to Win 10 Firewall exceptions?


  1. Posts : 3
    Win 7 and Win 10
       14 Jun 2015 #1

    Does anyone know how to get to Win 10 Firewall exceptions?


    I need to add and remove certain exceptions but I cannot find out how to get there. Can anyone help please.
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  2.    14 Jun 2015 #2

    Start/Control Panel then Windows Firewall
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  3. Posts : 3
    Win 7 and Win 10
    Thread Starter
       14 Jun 2015 #3

    I have done that. There is no link to 'exceptions' as on other versions of windows.
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  4.    14 Jun 2015 #4

    Pader said: View Post
    I have done that. There is no link to 'exceptions' as on other versions of windows.
    I haven't used Windows 10, therefore I'm not sure how useful my post is going to be to you and whether it's still relevant. However, if Windows 10 is anything like Windows 8 then you'll be able to access/modify Windows Firewall rules through MMC Console.

    1) Start Button > Search for 'MMC Console'.
    2) In MMC Console go to File > Add/Remove Snap-in > Select Windows Firewall With Advanced Security and add it.
    3) Then File > 'Save as' and save the *.msc somewhere (E.G Save to Desktop as 'MMC Console.msc', then you can run it again later without having to add the Windows Firewall Snap-in again)

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  5. Posts : 3
    Win 7 and Win 10
    Thread Starter
       14 Jun 2015 #5

    Thank you for your effort but win 10 does not recognise the command 'mmc console'.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       14 Jun 2015 #6

    Pader said: View Post
    I need to add and remove certain exceptions but I cannot find out how to get there. Can anyone help please.
    See if this helps - the wording has changed between Win7 and Win8, but the functionality is the same.

    Windows Firewall from start to finish - Windows Help
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  7.    23 Oct 2015 #7

    MMC Console


    Pader said: View Post
    Thank you for your effort but win 10 does not recognize the command 'mmc console'.
    In my win 10 pro just typing in MMC in "run" brings up the console. However I do not see Event Viewer or anything there where one can put in the exceptions. Can anyone elaborate?
    Last edited by drburdi; 23 Oct 2015 at 13:58.
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  8.    23 Oct 2015 #8

    drburdi said: View Post
    In my win 10 pro just typing in MMC in "run" brings up the console. However I do not see Event Viewer or anything there where one can put in the exceptions. Any anyone elaborate?
    If you go to File and then Add/Remove SnapIn there should be an option to add Event Viewer
    Select add on it then ok back to main screen, should show on the left after this
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  9.    24 Oct 2015 #9

    paulsalter said: View Post
    If you go to File and then Add/Remove SnapIn there should be an option to add Event Viewer
    Select add on it then ok back to main screen, should show on the left after this
    Found it and thank you.
    Noticed I have an app name like *.scottrade.com there and tried to add another like *.ameritrade.com but could not accomplish this. It wants to be linked to a specific file but this does not cover other links that Ameritrade uses. That is why I wanted to use *. in front of the site name. Do you know how to do this or am I on the wrong track?
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