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

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Wed Dec 21 17:30:07 PST 2016

It's been open a long time because no one implemented it. Most people go, "Oh! Not done for me already for free? Well, I'll just go write my own version. Forget making the community better. Taking is easier than giving! Merry Christmas and all that!"

You'll find the list of people that contributed extensions is *very* *very* small (most of them work at FireGiant now).

I applaud you for considering actually solving the problem. <smile/>

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-devs [mailto:wix-devs-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Ofir Cohen
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 4:37 PM
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Subject: Re: [wix-devs] FirewallException to winmgmt (WMI In)

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

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