Windows Firewall Issues

Posted: 04-28-2007, 08:00 PM
Windows Firewall will not enable. Here is what is going on:

Windows Firewall - "Windows Firewall is not using the recommended
setting to protect your computer."
"Windows Firewall was unable to make the requested updates."

Security Center - "Windows Firewall is turned off."
"Security Center canít turn on Windows Firewall."

Services - There is no Windows Firewall Service

I have performed a Google search with little or no relevant results.

Performed SFC /scannow. No integrity issues.

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brink
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Re: Windows Firewall Issues
Posted: 04-29-2007, 12:17 AM

The service is "Base filtering engine"

Here's a link that tells you all about Vista's services & which one it
recommends to disable :

'SpeedyVista.com - Windows Vista Services - Summary/Details Page'
(http://www.speedyvista.com/services.html)

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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Michael D. Alligood [CertGuard]
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Re: Windows Firewall Issues
Posted: 04-29-2007, 03:11 AM
"brink" <brink.2przs7@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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> The service is "Base filtering engine"
>
> Here's a link that tells you all about Vista's services & which one it
> recommends to disable :
>
> 'SpeedyVista.com - Windows Vista Services - Summary/Details Page'
> (HYPERLINK "http://www.speedyvista.com/services.html"http://www.speedyvista.com/services.html)
>
> Hope this helps,
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> brink
>
> Vista 64 Home Premium
> 1.5 Gig DDR2 (PC4200) RAM
>
> No virus found in this incoming message.
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Disabling the above service did nothing for my Firewall issues. The
Windows Firewall service is not even listed in the services mmc.
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Re: Windows Firewall Issues
Posted: 04-29-2007, 03:40 AM

Sorry Michael,

Don't disable the "Base filtering engine". This is your Firewall
service. Make sure that it is Started & on Automatic.

I was referring to the link so that you could see what all the services
in Vista were for.

Sorry,
Shawn


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Re: Windows Firewall Issues
Posted: 04-29-2007, 06:25 AM
"brink" <brink.2ps8tl@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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> Sorry Michael,
>
> Don't disable the "Base filtering engine". This is your Firewall
> service. Make sure that it is Started & on Automatic.
>
> I was referring to the link so that you could see what all the services
> in Vista were for.
>
> Sorry,
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> brink
>
> Vista 64 Home Premium
> 1.5 Gig DDR2 (PC4200) RAM
>
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG Free Edition.
> Version: 7.5.467 / Virus Database: 269.6.2/779 - Release Date: 4/28/2007 3:32 PM
No worries. I knew what it was. I have tried everything listed on the
internet and resource kit to try and solve this issue, but nothing
worked. I also ran SFC command as well. The Windows Firewall service was
never listed in the Service menu. As a last resort, I performed a repair
installation. After words, everything returned to normal. The Windows
Firewall service is now available and the service is started and running
normally.

Being a 13 year desktop support specialist, I wish I could have found
the resolution for this problem. I do not like performing a reinstall to
fix issues such as this. However, I researched everything dealing with
troubleshooting the Windows Firewall server to no avail.

I am considering this thread closed. However, I someone out there was
run across this issue and found a resolution please email me. I would
love to find out what exactly went wrong and the solution to solving it.
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Michael D. Alligood, MCSA, MCDST
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CertGuard - http://www.certguard.com


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David Beder [MSFT]
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Re: Windows Firewall Issues
Posted: 05-01-2007, 07:11 AM
Actually the Base Filtering Engine (bfe) is a system service sitting below
Windows Firewall which provides interfaces for lots of different firewalls,
anti-virus, etc.
The Windows firewall service itself is just Windows Firewall (MPSsvc).

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"brink" <brink.2przs7@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> The service is "Base filtering engine"
>
> Here's a link that tells you all about Vista's services & which one it
> recommends to disable :
>
> 'SpeedyVista.com - Windows Vista Services - Summary/Details Page'
> (http://www.speedyvista.com/services.html)
>
> Hope this helps,
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> brink
>
> Vista 64 Home Premium
> 1.5 Gig DDR2 (PC4200) RAM

 
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