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Network firewall profile uses Standard profile

For some reason, the network firewall profile in our AD Domain environment that is effective for our workstations is the "Standard" profile. I tried disabling the standard profile with the netsh command unsuccessfully. The standard setting works, but, as I understand, the "Domain" profile settings should be used. The standard should only be effective if the workstation is removed from the Domain.

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The Standard profile and Domain profile firewall settings serve two different purposes. The Standard profile is meant to be used when users aren't authenticating to a Domain Controller. The Domain profile is meant for when they are authenticating to a Domain Controller. Therefore, you can have, say, a stronger set of restrictions while out of the office as opposed to when they're in the office.

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This was first published in January 2005

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