Can't turn on Firewall through GPO


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Guest

Hi All, I'm trying to enable the firewall on my laptop using a GPO. I've
enabled the "Protect all network connections" setting in both the Domain and
Standard profiles but after doing a gpupdate and reboot the firewall is still
off. The settings on the firewall are greyed out with the message Windows
Firewall is using your domain settings. I've done a gpresult and everything
looks fine. There are no other policys effecting this laptop. I've tried
reseting the registry value for EnableFirewall to 1 but it flicks back to 0.
I'm out of ideas. I can see the other setting in the GPO for the firewall
being set but it just won't let me turn it on. Can anyone shed light on what
might be happening.
Thanks,
Liam.
 
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G

Guest

Liam,

If settings are reverting back without your intervention I would imagine
that there is another GPO that is in effect and it's higher up in your
hierarchy. Try using the Group Policy Management console to help in
debugging which GPOs are beating out others. Go to download.microsoft.com
and search for "Group Policy Management Console with Service Pack 1".

Hope this helps,

- S
 
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Steven L Umbach

Is this computer a member of an Active Directory domain?? It might help to
run rsop.msc on your computer and then look at the firewall settings to see
what it reports for settings and the GPO name that is applying the Group
Policy to see if it is what you expect. --- Steve
 
G

Guest

Found solution. I had Windows Live OneCare beta installed. It would allow
only certain parts of the GPo to take effect. Odd how it would turn off the
firewall. I suppose the Windows Live OneCare must have it's own inbuild one.
Anyway, uninstalled Windows Live OneCare and gpo worked. Thanks for your help
 
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Steven L Umbach

Thanks for that info. Sounds like Windows Live OneCare beta is not quite
ready for prime time yet. --- Steve
 

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