Configure Windows Firewall ACL Rules
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Time
45 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner

In this IT Pro Challenge provided by Learn on Demand Systems, you configure Windows firewall settings using the GUI and PowerShell. NOTE: Before you begin, please ensure you have set aside enough time to complete ...

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Overview

Objectives:

  1. To modify the IIS web server listening port.
  2. To configure a firewall rule using the GUI.
  3. To configure a firewall rule using the Windows PowerShell New-NetFirewallRule cmdlet.

Tasks:

  1. Block inbound traffic.
  2. Configure the IIS webserver to listen on port 81.
  3. Configure a firewall rule using the GUI.
  4. Configure the webserver to listen on port 82.

Skills: Learn to use Graphical User Interface applications such as Command Prompt, Wireshark and Control Panel in Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System. Configuration of Windows firewall settings using the GUI and PowerShell.4.

Introduction: The Learn on Demand Systems' Configure Windows Firewall ACL Rules is a premium Cybrary lab that trains students to learn to ping a host machine IP by using ping command on the Command Prompt and then capture as well as analyze the Ping Traffic inside Wireshark. Configuring Default Domain Group Policies inside Control Panel is also demonstrated here. The Configure Windows Firewall ACL Rules lab is intended for Intermediate level students and learners.

The Learn on Demand Systems' Configure Windows Firewall ACL Rules Lab is aimed towards the Cyber Defense Analyst work profile. Upon successful completion of Learn on Demand Systems' Configure Windows Firewall ACL Rules Lab, the student will be able to configure Windows Firewall settings using Windows GUI and PowerShell as well as block inbound traffic to configure IIS server and web server firewall rules. Learn on Demand Systems' Configure Windows Firewall ACL Rules Lab takes 30-45 minutes to complete for most students.

Skills/Activity Breakdown: The Configure Windows Firewall ACL Rules Lab aims at teaching students to start blocking the inbound packets from the Client machine to the Administrator machine inside the Administrator machine. Also, it includes a tutorial to block the inbound packets by disabling the Default Domain Policy inbound rule. Switching to the machine with Linux OS and using the wget command to an IIS website hosted on the local network to check whether the network connection is active. A student learns good usage of ping and wget commands as well as the Inbound and Outbound Firewall Rules of both Windows and Linux OS.

The Configure Windows Firewall ACL Rules Lab also aims at teaching students to configure the IIS Web Server to listen to a specific port. The default website HTTP binding is changed, and an attempt to connect to the same IP using a different port is done here. A student learns good usage of default ACL(Access Control Lists) Rules in Microsoft Windows 10 which is used for Active Directory domain-joined computers.

The Configure Windows Firewall ACL Rules Lab also aims at teaching students to configure a firewall using the GUI in Windows and Linux OS. Also, it includes a tutorial to create a new inbound firewall rule named Allow TCP for all network profiles and then configure the rule to allow incoming connections on the specific TCP port. Working with the TCP rules, one learns the firewall rules' configuration about both the Windows and Linux OS.

The Configure Windows Firewall ACL Rules Lab aims at teaching students to configure the webserver to listen to a specific port. Changing the IIS website HTTP binding on different ports and using the Windows PowerShell New-NetFirewallRule cmdlet to create a new firewall rule allows the incoming traffic destined for the TCP port. Working on the IIS website, one learns the use of wget command on Windows OS.

Completion of Learn on Demand Systems' Configure Windows Firewall ACL Rules Lab means that the student has demonstrated the ability to use Graphical User Interface software such as Command Prompt and PowerShell as well as Command-line utility ping, wget, ifconfig on both Windows and Linus OS respectively to configure Windows firewall settings.

Scenario: You are a system administrator for a company that uses servers that run Windows Server. You need to control inbound and outbound network traffic for a specific server. First, you will use the GUI to configure Windows Firewall rules and settings, and then you will use Windows PowerShell cmdlets to manage Windows Firewall rules.

Environment: You will use a virtual machine named DC1-CA that runs Microsoft Windows Server 2016. DC1-CA is configured as a domain controller for an Active Directory domain named Contoso. You will also use a second virtual machine named Linux1. You will connect to the virtual machine consoles directly in the lab environment. Privileged and Non-privileged accounts have been created for you. You will be guided through the process of adding software if necessary.

NOTE: A Guided Challenge is similar to a traditional lab, but replaces the step-by-step instructions with goals and objectives along with detailed hints, which allow students to check their work as they progress. Before you begin, please ensure you have set aside enough time to complete this challenge as you will not be able to pause, save, or return to your progress.

Learn on Demand Systems' Configure Windows Firewall ACL Rules Lab is a part of the Cybersecurity: Technology and Tools Essentials - Challenge Series Learning path presented by Cybrary and the lab is created by Learn on Demand Systems.

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