Reblog: SQLServer Firewall Configuration using command line
REBLOG from old ILIKESQL BLOG
SQL Server Firewall Configuration using command line
I’ve been asked the question many times, and you probably have seen it before …
The “warning” message that displays during a SQL Server installation and warns you about “Firewall” configurations.
To optimize for a minimal footprint and maximum security, configuring the right firewall settings might be a bit hard for some of us, or even more might take some “time” to configure manually using Windows Advanced Firewall on Windows Server, or in a command line on a Windows Server Core installation.
While there is quite detailed descriptive information in the Configuring the Windows Firewall for SQL Server Access Article,sometimes it might be as simple as “get me a script that I can modify and does it for me”.
Well here it is .. create a .CMD file with good old notepad and add the following batch to it, and while you can do this with Powershell it’s much more straight forward to do this with the netsh command in the command line
Note that when executing the script you need to run it under administrative privileges.
echo This scripts sets the default firewall configurations for SQL Server components
echo Setting the core components for a database instance
echo Default Instance –rename the instance
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”SQLServer” dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=1433 profile=DOMAIN
echo Dedicated Admin Connection
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”SQL DAC” dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=1434 profile=DOMAIN
echo SQL Browser Service
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”SQL Browser” dir=in action=allow protocol=UDP localport=1434 profile=DOMAIN
echo Setting the core firewall rules for database mirroring, service broker, TSQL Debugger, Analysis services, Reporting Services
echo Mirroring EndPoint – CHANGE PORT NUMBER AS NEEDED
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”Mirroring EndPoint” dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=5022 profile=DOMAIN
echo Service Broker
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”SQL Service Broker” dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=4022 profile=DOMAIN
echo Enable TSQL Debugger (uses RPC)
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”T-SQL Debugger” dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=135 profile=DOMAIN
echo Browser service for Analysis Services
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”SQL Browser for Analysis Services” dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=2382 profile=DOMAIN
echo Analysis services Default Instance
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”Analysis Services” dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=2383 profile=DOMAIN
echo HTTP/HTTPS for reporting services
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”HTTP Reporting Services” dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=80 profile=DOMAIN
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”HTTPS Reporting Services” dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=443 profile=DOMAIN