The Windows operating system has a built-in firewall that prevents unauthorized network access. A program may require that the firewall be modified or disabled to work properly. Disabling the Windows Firewall should only be done temporarily.

Note: If you are on a University-managed computer with Windows please contact the ITS Help Desk for further assistance.

To disable the Windows Firewall on a personal computer see this Microsoft Support Article:

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October 15, 2021