During server setup, my firewall didn't ask for network permission!

The firewall didn't popup! Help!

Because the guide is written using Windows 11, the UI will reflect that. I believe it is similar to Windows 10's UI.

Using ModOrganizer2

  1. 1.
    Press the Windows Key
  2. 2.
    Search for firewall
  3. 3.
    Select the Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security
  4. 4.
  5. 5.
    Select Inbound Rules
  6. 6.
    Verify the rules have not been created before. If they have been created before, there will be two rules named Multiplayer Server for Bethesda games. If they are there, you can safely continue.
  7. 7.
    If they are not there, we will now create them manually.
  8. 8.
    To the right side of the Windows Defender Firewall, there'll be a button named
  9. 9.
    Select New Rule. A new window will appear.
  10. 10.
    Select Program, then Next.
  11. 11.
    Select This program path and press the
    button
  12. 12.
    Go to the folder location: C:\Modding\MO2\mods\Skyrim Together Reborn\SkyrimTogetherReborn
  13. 13.
    Select the SkyrimTogetherServer.exe
  14. 14.
    Press Next
  15. 15.
    Select Allow the connection
  16. 16.
    Select Private and Public but leave Domain unchecked
  17. 17.
    Give it a name. I recommend Multiplayer Server for Bethesda games.
  18. 18.
    Done for now.

Using Vortex Mod Manager

  1. 1.
    Press the Windows Key
  2. 2.
    Search for firewall
  3. 3.
    Select the Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security
  4. 4.
  5. 5.
    Select Inbound Rules
  6. 6.
    Verify the rules have not been created before. If they have been created before, there will be two rules named Multiplayer Server for Bethesda games. If they are there, you can safely continue.
  7. 7.
    If they are not there, we will now create them manually.
  8. 8.
    To the right side of the Windows Defender Firewall, there'll be a button named
  9. 9.
    Select New Rule. A new window will appear.
  10. 10.
    Select Program, then Next.
  11. 11.
    Select This program path and press the
    button
  12. 12.
    Go to the folder location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim Special Edition\Data\SkyrimTogetherReborn
  13. 13.
    Select the SkyrimTogetherServer.exe
  14. 14.
    Press Next
  15. 15.
    Select Allow the connection
  16. 16.
    Select Private and Public but leave Domain unchecked
  17. 17.
    Give it a name. I recommend Multiplayer Server for Bethesda games.
  18. 18.
    Done for now.