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How Do I Build Features Into The Windows Firewall? RRS feed

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  • Hey guys,

    Do we as developers have the right or are we allowed to build new features to an existing windows software like Windows Firewall?

    I am a developer and I wanted to add new features to Windows Firewall,but I wanted to make sure third party developers could add things to it through an api of some sorts.

    Thanks & God Bless,
    Eric
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 1:47 AM

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  • You can use the Windows Firewall APIs to add filters and rules.   Peruse the following links and you may find what you need:


    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366415(VS.85).aspx
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366452(VS.85).aspx

    Hope this helps.

    Dusty Harper [MSFT]
    Microsoft Corporation
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    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:25 AM
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  • Hey Dusty,

    Thanks for that great info and I think you have really helped me out with this problem. I am trying to build some sort of software that might integrate with the Windows Firewall and maybe help it to become better.

    Anyways thanks for those thinks and I have looked at them in the past and they have very good info.

    Thanks again & God Bless,
    Eric Dorman
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:56 PM