How to block ports on the Windows Operating System using PowerShell?

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To block the port using PowerShell on the Windows OS, we need to change the firewall settings using the New-NetFirewallRule command.

Example

We need to block the port 5985 on the computer. The below code will block all TCP Incoming requests on the 5985 port on the local computer.

New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName "Block WINRM HTTP Port" `
                    -Direction Inbound `
                    -LocalPort 5985 `
                    -Protocol TCP `
                    -Action Block

To block the multiple ports we just need to provide multiple ports in -LocalPort parameter.

New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName "Block WINRM HTTP/S Ports" `
                    -Direction Inbound `
                    -LocalPort 5985,5986 `
                    -Protocol TCP `
                    -Action Block

To block ports on the remote computers, you can use the Invoke-Command cmdlet. Make sure the remote computer is reachable and can access the WINRM service and port.

Invoke-Command -ComputerName Test1-Win2k12 -ScriptBlock{
    New-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName "Block web ports" `
    -Direction Outbound `
    -LocalPort 80,8080 `
    -Protocol TCP `
    -Action Block
}
raja
Published on 16-Oct-2020 09:38:24
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