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

Ofir Cohen ofircohenn at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 16:37:09 PST 2016

Created: 2008-06-05
Status: Open

This isn't encouraging :-)

If I were to be pragmatic/realistic about this feature request, what
would you recommend:
1) I implement this (with the help of some WiX devs)

2) I implement custom actions in my installer to:
   i. enable this on install/modify (if needed)
      system("netsh advfirewall firewall set rule name="Windows
Management Instrumentation (WMI-In)" new enable=yes");

   ii. on uninstall restore the state of this rule?



- Ofir

On 22 December 2016 at 02:18, Rob Mensching <rob at firegiant.com> wrote:
> https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/1621
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> From: wix-devs [mailto:wix-devs-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Ofir Cohen
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> Subject: [wix-devs] FirewallException to winmgmt (WMI In)
> Hi,
> 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 codebase.
> Any idea what's the status on this request, or how can I add firewall exception to winmgmt?
> Thanks,
> Ofir
> [1] http://wixtoolset.org/documentation/manual/v3/xsd/firewall/firewallexception.html
> [2] https://sourceforge.net/p/wix/feature-requests/394/
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