Q: What's the easiest way to determine the Windows Firewall profile that's currently active on my Windows 7 box?

A: You can discover the active Windows Firewall profile from the startup page of the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security MMC snap-in. To start this snap-in, type wf.msc in the Search programs and files box of the Start menu. To find out the active profile, look at the main page of the snap-in that is visible on startup: In the overview section, it should say, for example Private Profile is Active.

You can also find the active firewall profile using the Check firewall status option in the Control Panel, or from the command line using the netsh command

netsh advfirewall show currentprofile
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