WiX Toolset

FirewallException Element (Firewall Extension)

Description
Registers an exception for a program or a specific port and protocol in the Windows Firewall on Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, and later. For more information about the Windows Firewall, see About Windows Firewall API.
Windows Installer references
None
Parents
Component, File
Inner Text
None
Children
Choice of elements (min: 0, max: unbounded)
Attributes
Name Type Description Required
Id String Unique ID of this firewall exception. Yes
Description String Description for this firewall rule displayed in Windows Firewall manager in Windows Vista and later.  
File String Identifier of a file to be granted access to all incoming ports and protocols. If you use File, you cannot also use Program.

If you use File and also Port or Protocol in the same FirewallException element, the exception will fail to install on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. IgnoreFailure="yes" can be used to ignore the resulting failure, but the exception will not be added.
 
IgnoreFailure YesNoType If "yes," failures to register this firewall exception will be silently ignored. If "no" (the default), failures will cause rollback.  
Name String Name of this firewall exception, visible to the user in the firewall control panel. Yes
Port String Port to allow through the firewall for this exception.

If you use Port and also File or Program in the same FirewallException element, the exception will fail to install on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. IgnoreFailure="yes" can be used to ignore the resulting failure, but the exception will not be added.
 
Profile Enumeration Profile type for this firewall exception. Default is "all". This attribute's value must be one of the following:
domain
private
public
all
 
Program String Path to a target program to be granted access to all incoming ports and protocols. Note that this is a formatted field, so you can use [#fileId] syntax to refer to a file being installed. If you use Program, you cannot also use File.

If you use Program and also Port or Protocol in the same FirewallException element, the exception will fail to install on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. IgnoreFailure="yes" can be used to ignore the resulting failure, but the exception will not be added.
 
Protocol Enumeration IP protocol used for this firewall exception. If Port is defined, "tcp" is assumed if the protocol is not specified.

If you use Protocol and also File or Program in the same FirewallException element, the exception will fail to install on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. IgnoreFailure="yes" can be used to ignore the resulting failure, but the exception will not be added. This attribute's value must be one of the following:
tcp
udp
 
Scope Enumeration The scope of this firewall exception, which indicates whether incoming connections can come from any computer including those on the Internet or only those on the local network subnet. To more precisely specify allowed remote address, specify a custom scope using RemoteAddress child elements. This attribute's value must be one of the following:
any
localSubnet
 
See Also
Firewall Schema