Disabling a Firewall Per Interface

This example disables a firewall per interface using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security APIs.



 
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Abstract:
    This C++ file includes sample code for disabling Windows Firewall per
    Interface.

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#include <windows.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <comdef.h>
#include <netfw.h>


// Forward declarations
HRESULT     WFCOMInitialize(INetFwPolicy2** ppNetFwPolicy2);


int __cdecl main()
{
    HRESULT hrComInit = S_OK;
    HRESULT hr = S_OK;

    INetFwPolicy2 *pNetFwPolicy2 = NULL;

    variant_t      vtInterfaceName("Local Area Connection"), vtInterface;
    long           index = 0;
    SAFEARRAY      *pSa = NULL;

    // Initialize COM.
    hrComInit = CoInitializeEx(
                    0,
                    COINIT_APARTMENTTHREADED
                    );

    // Ignore RPC_E_CHANGED_MODE; this just means that COM has already been
    // initialized with a different mode. Since we don't care what the mode is,
    // we'll just use the existing mode.
    if (hrComInit != RPC_E_CHANGED_MODE)
    {
        if (FAILED(hrComInit))
        {
            printf("CoInitializeEx failed: 0x%08lx\n", hrComInit);
            goto Cleanup;
        }
    }

    // Retrieve INetFwPolicy2
    hr = WFCOMInitialize(&pNetFwPolicy2);
    if (FAILED(hr))
    {
        goto Cleanup;
    }

    // Retrieve Local Interface
    pSa = SafeArrayCreateVector(VT_VARIANT, 0, 1);
    if (!pSa)
        _com_issue_error(E_OUTOFMEMORY);
    else
    {
        hr = SafeArrayPutElement(pSa, &index, &vtInterfaceName);
        if FAILED(hr)
            _com_issue_error(hr);
        vtInterface.vt = VT_ARRAY | VT_VARIANT;
        vtInterface.parray = pSa;
    }

    // Disable Windows Firewall for the local interface (Public profile)
    hr = pNetFwPolicy2->put_ExcludedInterfaces(NET_FW_PROFILE2_PRIVATE, vtInterface);
    if (FAILED(hr))
    {
        printf("put_ExcludedInterfaces failed: 0x%08lx\n", hr);
        goto Cleanup;
    }

Cleanup:

    // Release the INetFwPolicy2 object
    if (pNetFwPolicy2 != NULL)
    {
        pNetFwPolicy2->Release();
    }

    // Uninitialize COM.
    if (SUCCEEDED(hrComInit))
    {
        CoUninitialize();
    }
   
    return 0;
}


// Instantiate INetFwPolicy2
HRESULT WFCOMInitialize(INetFwPolicy2** ppNetFwPolicy2)
{
    HRESULT hr = S_OK;

    hr = CoCreateInstance(
        __uuidof(NetFwPolicy2), 
        NULL, 
        CLSCTX_INPROC_SERVER, 
        __uuidof(INetFwPolicy2), 
        (void**)ppNetFwPolicy2);

    if (FAILED(hr))
    {
        printf("CoCreateInstance for INetFwPolicy2 failed: 0x%08lx\n", hr);
        goto Cleanup;        
    }

Cleanup:
    return hr;
}




 

 

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