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Use this wizard page to specify the local and remote IP addresses whose network traffic matches this rule. If the local computer is listed in the local IP addresses, then all network traffic going to or from any of the remote IP addresses matches this rule.

To get to this wizard page
  1. In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security MMC snap-in, right-click either Inbound Rules or Outbound Rules, and then click New Rule.

  2. On the Rule Type page, select Custom.

  3. Click Next through the wizard until you reach the Scope page.

Which local IP addresses does this rule apply to?

The local IP address is used by the local computer to determine if the rule applies. The rule only applies to network traffic that goes through a network adapter that is configured to use one of the specified addresses.

Any IP address

Select this option to specify that the rule matches a network packet with any address specified as the local IP address. The local computer always matches the rule when this option is selected.

These IP addresses

Select this option to specify that the rule matches only network traffic that has one of the specified addresses in the local IP address field. If the local computer does not have a network adapter configured with one of the specified IP addresses, then the rule does not apply. On the IP Address dialog box, click Add to create a new entry in the list, or Edit to change an existing entry in the list.

Customize the interface types to which this rule applies

Click Customize to display the Customize Interface Types dialog box. Use this dialog box to configure which network interface types match the rule. By default, all network interface types are included.

Which remote IP addresses does this rule apply to?

Specify the remote IP addresses to which the rule applies. Network traffic matches the rule if the destination IP address is one of the addresses in the list.

Any IP address

Select this option to specify that the rule matches network packets that are addressed from (for inbound rules) or addressed to (for outbound rules) any IP address included in the list.

These IP addresses

Select this option to specify that the rule only matches network traffic that has one of the addresses specified in the Remote IP address field. On the IP Address dialog box, click Add to create a new entry in the list, or Edit to modify an existing entry in the list.

How to change these settings

After you create the firewall rule, you can change these settings in the Firewall Rule Properties dialog box. This dialog box appears when you double-click a rule in Inbound Rules and Outbound Rules. To change these settings, use the Scope tab.

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