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#1 LouisX


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Posted 17 July 2009 - 06:10 AM

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How to i fix this problem?

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:56 AM

Warning : Changing your Windows registry may render your computer inoperable. Please backup your Windows registry before following this process.
Read Microsoft article on backup and restore registry in Windows : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756

You need to have admin access to proceed.
1. Open Start Menu > Run and type gpedit.msc and press Enter. It would open Group Policy Editor.
2. Open the following section : Computer Configuration > Admin Templates > Network > Network Connections > Windows Firewall
3. There are two sub-sections Standard Profile and Domain Profile. In both of the sections, change the value of Windows Firewall: Protect all network connections to Not Configured
4. Done.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:10 AM

Hello LouisX,

This may be perfectly normal. On my system (Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3), Control Panel > Windows Firewall reports that the Windows Firewall (the one supplied free as part of XP) is off and everything on the General tab is disabled, and includes a note at the top saying "For your security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy". However, Control Panel > Security Center reports that the "active" firewall is ON. If you click the double down-arrow icon to the right of "Firewall" in Security Center, it will provide more details about the firewall. In my case, I'm using the firewall supplied by Windows Live OneCare, not the "Windows Firewall" which is provided free as part of XP. Windows Live OneCare disables manipulation of the "Windows Firewall" settings because it (OneCare) is providing the software firewall capabilites:


This situation may also be true for other "third-party" firewalls.

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