Using Windows Firewall Domain Profile without a domain


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Peter Prisack

Hello,

we have several windows xp laptops here which are not member of our
domain. Nevertheless, we would like them to use the "standard profile"
and "domain profile" in configuring the windows firewall.

In the article
"Network Determination Behavior for Network-Related Group Policy
Settings"
(http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/
cg0504.mspx)

it is said that:
"If the computer is not a member of a domain, it is always attached to
another network."

Is there any workaround for non-domain computers to activate the
"domain profile" firewall settings? Any hint would be greatly
appreciated.

Best Wishes
P. Prisack
 
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Guest

If the requirement is to create rules for specific situations, then this
could be done by registry manipulation, with a .reg file. There are plenty of
technet pages that explain the registry keys that control the firewall.
 
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Peter Prisack

this
could be done by registry manipulation, with a .reg file. There are plenty of
technet pages that explain the registry keys that control the firewall.

Thanks for your answer, but you are missing the point. I actually know
how to manipulate the firewall using the registry. The question is:

Would it be possible to make Windows XP activate the "Windows Firewall
Domain Profile", even though the computer is not part of a domain?

Still waiting for hints,
Peter
 

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