FirewallGroup specifies a Windows Firewall group.

Child Elements

Setting Description
Active Specifies whether a Windows Firewall group is active.
Group Specifies a Windows Firewall group by its ID.
Key Specifies a unique name that you can use to identify the Firewall group.
Profile Specifies a Windows Firewall group profile.

Parent Hierarchy

Networking-MPSSVC-Svc | FirewallGroups | FirewallGroup

Valid Configuration Passes


Applies To

For a list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Networking-MPSSVC-Svc.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set Windows Firewall groups.

      <FirewallGroup wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="RemoteDesktop">


The Group value must be the Group ID associated with the firewall group you want to reference (for example, the Remote Desktop group corresponds to the ID @FirewallAPI.dll,-28752). Group IDs can be obtained using Network Security commands in PowerShell. See the child topic on the Group parameter for more detailed instructions.