The Monitoring item in the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security MMC snap-in allows you to monitor the active firewall rules and connection security rules on the computer. Policies created using the IP Security Policy snap-in cannot be viewed using Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

The overview page shows which profiles are active (domain, private, public) and the current settings for each of the active profiles.


Only rules that apply to the currently active profiles are displayed. A rule for another profile might be enabled, but if the profile to which it is assigned is not active, then neither is the rule.

For more information, see Monitoring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security ( in the TechNet Library.