Where do I get netfw.h?

Bruce Wells asked (in the comments of my “opening firewalls” ‘post) where you should go to get netfw.h.  Well, after a bit of searching, I found it, it was surprisingly difficult (don’t ask).

It turns out that netfw.h isn’t actually shipped separately.  Instead, as Tony Goodhew describes it, the netfw.idl file is shipped in the platform SDK instead, and you need to run the MIDL compiler on it to generate the .h file.

The platform SDK update that contains netfw.idl can be found here.

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:


    Do you know if/when they are going to be updating the main Platform SDK download to include SP2 support? It’s still marked as February 2003.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately I don’t Jonathan. Hopefully soon, now that SP2’s shipped.

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