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Windows Firewall service disabled

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Updated February 7, 2017


Disabling the Windows Firewall service on Windows Server is a Microsoft unsupported configuration, as doing so will cause a number of network stack issues that will impact SolarWinds software as well as impede/obscure the troubleshooting process if other unrelated errors occur.



All Orion environments


To disable the Windows Firewall, see Support methods described in the Microsoft article below:

I need to disable Windows Firewall (© 2017 Microsoft, available at, obtained on February 7, 2017)


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