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Introduction

In this How-To, we will walk you through Adding a Custom Firewall Rule in Windows Server 2012. We will be adding a custom RDP Port for this tutorial.

Prerequisites

– A Server with Windows Server 2012. If you do not have a server already, consider a trusted Windows Server from Atlantic.Net and spin it up in under 30 seconds.

Adding a Custom Firewall Rule

Open Server Manager/ Click on Tools/ Select Windows Firewall with Advance Security/ Select Inbound Rules and click New Rule under actions.Select

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Click new rule

 

Select Custom from the Rule Type radial button and click Next.

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Click Custom

 

Select the Program Association for the Custom Firewall Rule either All programs or the path to a program and click Next.

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Choose All Programs

Select TCP for Protocol type/ Select Specific Ports in the Remote port  and type your custom RDP Port (I am currently using port 1050 for this tutorial) then click Next

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Insert the port you want open, in this case, it is 1050

 

You can now specify if this rule applies to local IPs or Remote. (I will be leaving this blank so I can access the server from anywhere through the specified port)

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Choose the IP’s you want allowed or blocked. In this case, we are keeping everything open.

 

You can leave the default or select your action and click Next

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Choose Allow the connection

You can allow this rule to Domain, Private, and Public or you can specify accordingly.

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Choose profiles that you want the rule to use. In this case all.

Type the Name of your rule and you can give it a description if you want, the click Finish.

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Name your rule

 

You will now see that rule on the top of your list.

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You can now see your custom rule

 

Congratulations! You have just Added a Custom Port in Windows Server 2012. Thank you for following along in this How-To feel free to check back with us for any new updates.