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Firewall Protection in Windows PE

Any time you connect to a network, you are vulnerable to network attacks, including viruses, worms, and attempts to access data on your device.

Windows PE 1.5, included in Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2, includes Windows Firewall. Windows Firewall is enabled by default when you boot by using Windows PE. If you are using Windows PE from an earlier version of Windows XP Embedded (Windows XP Embedded or Windows XP Embedded with SP1), you should take other measures to protect your device. These measures include enabling other third-party hardware or software firewalls, and using anti-virus software.

Note   Windows PE is on Windows XP Embedded CD-ROM Disc 1, or a separate Windows PE disc, depending on whether you have the Full Price Product or the Upgrade Product.

To disable or enable Windows Firewall in Windows PE 1.5 (Windows Embedded with Service Pack 2)

You cannot configure, open, or close individual ports or services in the Windows Firewall in Windows PE. However, you can temporarily disable the Windows Firewall in Windows PE during run-time:

  • To disable Windows Firewall in Windows PE, type net stop ipnat at the command prompt.
  • To enable Windows Firewall in Windows PE, type net start ipnat at the command prompt.

See Also

Windows Preinstallation Environment | Connecting a Device to a Network with Windows PE | File System and Local Access Security Components


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