[vip_students] Re: Turning On Firewall

Hi Paul,

Below is a Microsoft article about the problem you are having with the
firewall.


SYMPTOMS 
After you install Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), you cannot
start the Windows Firewall service. Specifically, you experience one or more
of the following symptoms: 
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is not displayed in the
Services list in Control Panel. 
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is displayed in the
Services list, but you cannot start this service. 
You receive the following error message when you try to access Windows
Firewall settings: 
Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall
settings.
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CAUSE 
This problem is caused by a missing or corrupted SharedAccess.reg file. The
SharedAccess.reg file represents the Windows Firewall service.
Note The Windows Firewall service in Windows XP SP2 replaces the Internet
Connection Firewall (ICF) service in earlier versions of Windows XP.
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RESOLUTION 
To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods. 
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Method 1: Call the "Setup API InstallHinfSection" function to install
Windows Firewall 
To install Windows Firewall, follow these steps: 
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK. 
At the command prompt, type the following command line, and then press
ENTER: 
Rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132
%windir%\inf\netrass.inf
Restart Windows, 
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK. 
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: 
Netsh firewall reset
Click Start, click Run, type firewall.cpl, and then press ENTER. In the
Windows Firewall dialog box, click On (recommended), and then click OK.
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Method 2: Add the Windows Firewall entry to the registry
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to
modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the
registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps
carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it.
Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information
about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article
number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
322756  How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


To add the Windows Firewall entry to the registry, follow these steps: 
Copy the following text into Notepad, and then save the file as
Sharedaccess.reg: 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess]
"DependOnGroup"=hex(7):00,00
"DependOnService"=hex(7):4e,00,65,00,74,00,6d,00,61,00,6e,00,00,00,57,00,69,
00,\
  6e,00,4d,00,67,00,6d,00,74,00,00,00,00,00
"Description"="Provides network address translation, addressing, name
resolution and/or intrusion prevention services for a home or small office
network."
"DisplayName"="Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)"
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,
00,\
 
74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
 
00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
  6b,00,20,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
"ObjectName"="LocalSystem"
"Start"=dword:00000002
"Type"=dword:00000020

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Epoch]
"Epoch"=dword:00002cd0

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameter
s]
"ServiceDll"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f
,\
 
00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
 
69,00,70,00,6e,00,61,00,74,00,68,00,6c,00,70,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,\
  00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameter
s\FirewallPolicy]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameter
s\FirewallPolicy\DomainProfile]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameter
s\FirewallPolicy\DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameter
s\FirewallPolicy\DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled
:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameter
s\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameter
s\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameter
s\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled
:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Setup]
"ServiceUpgrade"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Setup\Int
erfacesUnfirewalledAtUpdate]
"All"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Enum]
"0"="Root\\LEGACY_SHAREDACCESS\\0000"
"Count"=dword:00000001
"NextInstance"=dword:00000001
Double-click Sharedaccess.reg to merge the contents of this file into the
registry and to create the Windows Firewall entry. 
Restart Windows. 
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK. 
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: 
Netsh firewall reset
Click Start, click Run, type firewall.cpl, and then click OK. 
Configure the Windows Firewall settings that you want to use.
If these methods do not work, reinstall Windows XP SP2. 
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MORE INFORMATION 
To verify that the Windows Firewall service is started, follow these steps: 
Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK. 
In the list of services, locate Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing
(ICS). Notice that the status of the service is Started. 
For information about how to use the Services feature, click Help on the
Action menu.
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STATUS 
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products
that are listed in the "Applies to" section. 
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REFERENCES 
For more information about how to use Windows Firewall in Windows XP Service
Pack 2, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
875357  Troubleshooting Windows Firewall settings in Windows XP Service Pack
2 
892199  You cannot start the Windows Firewall service in Windows XP Service
Pack 2 
For more information about how to troubleshoot Windows Firewall in Windows
XP SP2, visit the following Microsoft Web site: 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457029.aspx
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APPLIES TO
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
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