Defender Firewall Rule Removal

This guide will allow administrators to remove undesired network traffic rules that are currently being enforced on registered Intune devices.

Role Requirements

Procedure Scope: Administrators

Required Group Membership: Admin.Security

Handbook Reference

Package: Device Security

Domain: Firewall Management

Modifies: Sanctioned Firewall Traffic Rules, Unsanctioned Firewall Traffic Rules

Defender Firewall Rule Removal

  1. Navigate to Firewall – Intune, select the Security Essentials Firewall Rules policy.
  2. Scroll down to Configuration Settings, select Edit.
  3. Find the firewall rule that you want to remove by selecting the box followed by selecting Delete once removed select Review + Save.
  4. Select Review + Save, followed by Save. The rule changes will be propagated at the next device check-in, usually within 1-2 hours.

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