Hello. Can anyone inform me on how windows firewall handles predefined firewall rules. I created all the predefined rules and set them to block in the inbound and outbound rule set. However they show up as enabled exceptions in the allowed programs to communicate through windows firewall. I have a local security policy to disable exceptions. However when I set it to enable and deselect the programs allowed to communicate through windows firewall, the rules are disabled in the inbound and outbound rule set.