[gptalk] Stopping Vista Firewall Service not working

  • From: "Kopenski, Jack" <Jack.Kopenski@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 14:31:20 -0400

I have created a simple GPO using group policy preferences to stop the
Windows XP firewall service (SharedAccess) and to stop the Vista
firewall service (MpsSvc).  I configured:  Computer Configuration >
Preferences > Control Panel Settings > Services.

I created an entry for service "MpsSvc" with the Action to stop the
service, Startup as No Change, and Account Logon as No Change.
I created a second entry for service "SharedAcess" with the same

The GPO works fine for XP machines, but I see no change for Vista.  The
RSOP shows the GPO was applied as does the Group Policy event log.  I
have tried to run this with an Account Logon of Local System, but that
made no difference.  I  suspect it is a Vista UAC issue, so does anyone
see anything I missed?

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