[wix-devs] FirewallException to winmgmt (WMI In)

Ofir Cohen ofircohenn at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 15:42:37 PST 2016

This is probably something Rob can comment on.

I've been using FirewallException [1] to add firewall exception rules
to my application.

Now it feels like this element is somewhat limited in the sense that
I *cannot* add a firewall exception for WMI, namely to:
Name: Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI-In)
Description: Inbound rule to allow WMI traffic for remote Windows
Management Instrumentation. [TCP]

bound to service winmgmt (Windows Management Instrumentation)

A little googling shows a feature request [2] to allow firewall
exceptions for builtin service, but I don't know what's the status of
it and whether or not it was ever implemented / merged to the

Any idea what's the status on this request, or how can I add firewall
exception to winmgmt?


[1] http://wixtoolset.org/documentation/manual/v3/xsd/firewall/firewallexception.html
[2] https://sourceforge.net/p/wix/feature-requests/394/

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