The GUI with Windows Firewall isn't the prettiest & adding multiple rules within the GUI is pretty tiresome ( so why not automate it? ).
A lot of people use custom software firewalls but Windows Firewall is actually pretty good when working on large corporate networks, automating things with Group Policies & Powershell can be fun.
Here are some simple scripts which should help both power users & systems administrators.
The main task I found tiresome is adding IP specific blocks, especially when there are multiple IPs involved.
I first made a script to simply block a single IP.
.\fw-block.ps1 add 126.96.36.199
I then expanded on this script, adding the ability to use blocklists.
Windows Firewall IP Blocklist Script
This script allows you to block based on a blocklist provided.
The blocklist should be a text file with IP addresses on each line.
The script syntax is pretty