In this article, I’ll show you how to disable the Windows Firewall on Windows Server Core 2016 using PowerShell.
With Microsoft announcement regarding Windows Server Core becoming the recommended Server OS for most deployment, you probably will need to know how to disable the firewall on your Server Core.
Disable Server Core Firewall
To get started, I’ll be using PowerShell ISE remote tabs to connect to my Server Core
You could also use the PowerShell console and connect using Enter-Pssession
I run the cmdlet below to check the status of all the Firewall profiles
To disable the Firewall run the cmdlet below
Set-NetFirewallProfile -Profile Domain,Public,Private -Enabled false
To enable the firewall again run
Set-NetFirewallProfile -Profile Domain,Public,Private -Enabled true
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