How to setup Windows Firewall logging for dropped packets

Enable logging with Windows Firewall to monitor dropped packets


Procedure Steps

NOTE: This is relevant if the customer is using Windows Firewall functions and features.
  1. Launch Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
  2. Click [Action].
  3. Click [Properties].
  4. On the "Domain Profile" tab, click "Customize" under Logging.
  5. On the "Log dropped packets" drop down, select "Yes".
  6. On the same window, note where it says "Default path for the log file is:", as this is where the log file will be stored when it is generated.
  7. Attempt to re-run an application that is attempting to establish a connection, and then review the log file.

Applies To

Windows Firewall

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