Matt- I think you're stuck then unless you can use port exceptions instead. The firewall exception syntax is pretty limited, unfortunately. Darren From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Matt Diglio Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 8:38 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] wildcards in program exception path Hello, I need to add the javaw.exe program to our Windows Firewall exception list. The problem I am encountering is that there are several different versions of this, e.g. C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\javaw.exe C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\javaw.exe Under 'define program exceptions' I added C:\Program Files\Java\*\bin\javaw.exe:*:Enabled:Java It doesn't appear that the * in the path works, and I am presented with the dialog box to block\unblock the application. I have verified that the exception has made it to the local machine. Do I have other options besides adding 1 exception per build ? Thank you for your time.