Windows Firewall: Allow inbound UPnP framework exceptions

Allows this computer to receive unsolicited inbound Plug and Play messages sent by network devices, such as routers with built-in firewalls. To do this, Windows Firewall opens TCP port 2869 and UDP port 1900.

If you enable this policy setting, Windows Firewall opens these ports so that this computer can receive Plug and Play messages. You must specify the IP addresses or subnets from which these incoming messages are allowed. In the Windows Firewall component of Control Panel, the "UPnP framework" check box is selected and administrators cannot clear it.

If you disable this policy setting, Windows Firewall blocks these ports, which prevents this computer from receiving Plug and Play messages. If an administrator attempts to open these ports by adding them to a local port exceptions list, Windows Firewall does not open the ports. In the Windows Firewall component of Control Panel, the "UPnP framework" check box is cleared and administrators cannot select it.

If you do not configure this policy setting, Windows Firewall does not open these ports. Therefore, the computer cannot receive Plug and Play messages unless an administrator uses other policy settings to open the required ports or enable the required programs. In the Windows Firewall component of Control Panel, the "UPnP framework" check box is cleared. Administrators can change this check box."


Supported on: At least Windows XP Professional with SP2
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall\StandardProfile\Services\UPnPFramework
Value NameEnabled
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Allow unsolicited incoming messages from these IP addresses:

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall\StandardProfile\Services\UPnPFramework
Value NameRemoteAddresses
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

Syntax:

Type "*" to allow messages from any network, or

else type a comma-separated list that contains

any number or combination of these:

IP addresses, such as 10.0.0.1

Subnet descriptions, such as 10.2.3.0/24

The string "localsubnet"

Example: to allow messages from 10.0.0.1,

10.0.0.2, and from any system on the

local subnet or on the 10.3.4.x subnet,

type the following in the "Allow unsolicited"

incoming messages from these IP addresses":

10.0.0.1,10.0.0.2,localsubnet,10.3.4.0/24


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