Configuration import & export

I’am a newbe on comodo.
I am trying to export a firewall configuration from one PC to another.
When I imported the firewall configuration on the second PC, I noticed that some Application rules under
Network Security Policy was not imported as I expected. I am missing something here? Can anyone please provide help. … Thanks…

Welcome. :slight_smile:

Did you use the “Manage my Configuration” option under “Miscellaneous”? Also, what exactly was not imported correctly?

Thanks .FaZio93.
Yes I used “Managed my configurations” under miscellaneous.
I’ve exported the (currently active) “Comodo - firewall security” configuration to a file, and imported it on my other (2nd) PC.
On the original PC there is a Network Security Policy Application Rule (Firewall->advanced->Network securicty policy) under the application c:.…\WINSSHD.exe which states “Allow IP In From IP any to IP any Where Protocol is Any”.

If I understand correctly, the above rule must be imported as part of Firewall security configuration on the 2nd PC, but after I’ve imported the configuration on the 2nd PC I can not find such a rule…
Am I missing something?

Thanks your your Help…

Did you try to restart your computer after importing the policy ?

Are you sure all the paths on both computers are the same?

Is the install on the computer you copy the configuration from a clean or an upgrade install?

After importing, did you select it to make it the active configuration?

Thanks for all the response. I’ll try to combine my answers to all the questions.

My actual setup is as follows:
I have 2 identical PC’s. I made an image of the first PC’s drive C: and installed it on PC2.
So both PC’s now are the same in terms of HW & SW.

I’ve then worked with my second PC and used WINSSHD to connect to a 3rd PC over the internet.

To setup the connection, I had to allow CIS to create rules to except the WINSSHD connection.

Everything OK so far. To save me the the trouble of going through the same process on PC1 I decided
to export my comodo configuration to a file, and import it on PC1 (the original PC).

So, the paths on both PC’s are the same, I use the same active configuration (comodo firewall security) on both PC’s and am I not sure if I restarted PC1 after the import.

What I want to make sure about is the following…

  1. Do I need to do a restart (comodo aplication or PC?) after importing a configuration, or does the configuration becomes active after importing and then selection the comfiguration? (in case is was not the active one)

  2. Is the “Network Security Policy Aplication rules” included in the import or not? Is it supposed be to be imported but some error occured, or is the “Network Security Policy Aplication rules” not part of the items
    that is affected during an import? What I trying to find out is is wheather I made a mistake on my part or do I not understand what exactly happens during the configurion import?

Thanks, any help is very welcome :a0

The Network Security Policy Application Rules should be totally copied when exporting/importing.

May be it is just a glitch. Try to do a new export/import procedure and see how that goes.

After importing, select it as “Active”, then reboot.

Thanks .FaZio93.
I’ll give that a try. I did not reboot after I’ve done the import. Did not think I needed to.

Is there any specific reason why a reboot is needed?

I was under the impression that the import becomes active right after the imported configuration is
selected as active one (incase it was not the active config before the import)

I would like to understand the reasoning behind the reboot.

Many thanks… ;D

Did you also run the GUI (CFP.EXE) as Admin? This is required to ensure export/import works.

I would think the reasoning is similar to that of restarting a PC after installing a program: certain programs (in this case, the CIS configuration stored in the registry), once loaded, stays “resident” in your PC’s memory. As a result, you must reboot so that the old version (of the configuration) is flushed out and the new version gets loaded.