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Some of our services are locked down with a list of approved IP addresses. It can be a pain to manage sometimes using the firewall UX so this snippet comes in handy.

For this snippet I use an extra array because I was unable to get $FirewallAddressFilter.RemoteAddress.Add(‘’) to work, other than that it works great.

It also provides a nice backup of the IP addresses before the change is made.

<# Get a list of firewall rules, helpful to find the rule to modify
Get-NetFirewallRule | Where Enabled -eq $true  | select Name, DisplayName, Enabled | sort DisplayName

# Get the Firewall rule
$rule = Get-NetFirewallRule -DisplayName 'My Firewall Rule' 

# Get the Address Filter for the Firewall Rule
$FirewallAddressFilter = $rule | Get-NetFirewallAddressFilter

# Export the existing address filter to a file, just in case
$FirewallAddressFilter | ConvertTo-Json | Out-File (Join-Path $home FirewallAddressFilter.json)

# Show the current number of addresses

# Create a new array using the existing addresses
$newRemoteAddressArray = $FirewallAddressFilter.RemoteAddress

# Add addresses to the array
$newRemoteAddressArray += @(

# Show the future number of addresses

# Replace the current addresses with the future addresses
$FirewallAddressFilter.RemoteAddress = $newRemoteAddressArray

# Save the Address Filter
$FirewallAddressFilter | Set-NetFirewallAddressFilter