Windows Quick Guide

This guide contains useful Windows commands.

Open a port through Windows Firewall


Operating system used
Windows Vista Home Premium SP 2

Software prerequisites

  1. If you have setup a web server on Windows Vista and Windows Firewall is turned on, open a port thru the firewall.

    Select Start | Control Panel | Windows Firewall

  2. Select link "Allow a program through Windows Firewall".

    Windows Firewall

  3. Select tab Exceptions

    Windows Firewall general settings

  4. Click button "Add port...".

    Windows Firewall exceptions settings

  5. Open a port through the firewall, type:

    Name = Web server
    Port number = 80
    Protocol = TCP

    Windows Firewall open port

  6. For security reasons i only allow computers on my network to access the webserver.
    Click button "Change scope...".

  7. Select option "My network (subnet) only".

    Windows Firewall open port

  8. Any computer on your netowrk can now access the web server.