Sunday, May 08, 2016

Three Missing Group Policy Rules in Windows 7, Home Premium - Firewall with Advanced Security

Windows 7 Home Premium

After a fresh, out-of-the-box reinstall of Windows 7, it was noted that in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, the Inbound Rules are lacking three "Core Networking - Group Policy Rules," which are to be found in the Outbound Rules
Core Networking - Group Policy (LSASS-Out)
Core Networking - Group Policy (NP-OUT)
Core Networking - Group Policy (TCP-Out)
Note: In the previous edition of Windows, Vista Ultimate, the three identical Group Policy rules are to be found in both the Inbound and Outbound Rules.

Furthermore, it was noted that after downloading Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320, said to be a prerequisite for further Windows updates, the network traffic increased dramatically---from 2,160 Bytes received immediately preceding the update to 14,413,809 Bytes received immediately following.

Do domain-level Group Policy rules affect the course Windows updates take? Since it is impossible in Windows 7, Home Premium to even view, let alone alter, domain-level Group Policy rules stemming from Microsoft servers, is it necessary to disguise the fact that the rules even exist?

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