[gptalk] Re: Stopping Vista Firewall Service not working

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:36:25 -0700


I think you'd be better off using the Windows Firewall with Advanced
Security feature in Vista GP to control the firewall on Vista. Have you used
that area before?





From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Kopenski, Jack
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 11:31 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Stopping Vista Firewall Service not working



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 settings. 

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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