"Windows firewall cannot run because another program or service is

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Internerd, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Internerd

    Internerd Guest

    SBS 2003 with 2 Nics gives this error when trying to see if a firewall is
    running.

    "Windows firewall cannot run because another program or service is running
    that might use the network address translation component" (Ipnat.sys)

    So the question is: If NAT is running is there a firewall of any sort being
    provided?
    And a second ? is: Why would there be no positive Google hits for this
    error from any official Micosoft support site?
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    Internerd, Sep 4, 2008
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  2. Internerd

    stephen Guest

    Re: "Windows firewall cannot run because another program or serviceis

    Internerd wrote:
    > SBS 2003 with 2 Nics gives this error when trying to see if a firewall is
    > running.
    >
    > "Windows firewall cannot run because another program or service is running
    > that might use the network address translation component" (Ipnat.sys)
    >
    > So the question is: If NAT is running is there a firewall of any sort being
    > provided?


    RRAS is providing NAT and firewall services. (Unless this is Premium
    with ISA).

    > And a second ? is: Why would there be no positive Google hits for this
    > error from any official Micosoft support site?


    Pass.

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    stephen
     
    stephen, Sep 4, 2008
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  3. Hello,

    Thank you for posting here.

    According to your description, I understand that:

    You have a concern about the error "Windows firewall cannot run because
    another program or service is running that might use the network address
    translation component" (Ipnat.sys)" when trying to enable the Windows
    Firewall service on the SBS 2003 server.

    If I have misunderstood the problem, please don't hesitate to let me know.

    Explanations:
    =============
    Yes, you have 2 NICs scenarios that the NAT is enabled on the SBS 2003
    server external NIC in RRAS (or ISA). The NAT driver (Ipnat.sys) provides
    the network address translation function. It is used by RRAS and Windows
    Firewall (or ICS). However, once you enable the NAT in the RRAS, the
    Ipnat.sys will be occupied and Windows Firewall cannot start properly. That
    explains the error message " Windows firewall cannot run because another
    program or service is running that might use the network address
    translation component" (Ipnat.sys)".


    Hope this helps. Also, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not
    hesitate to let me know.



    Best regards,
    Miles Li

    Microsoft Online Partner Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    Miles Li [MSFT], Sep 4, 2008
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  4. Internerd

    Internerd Guest

    Re: "Windows firewall cannot run because another program or servic

    The question is:
    If NAT is running is there a firewall of any sort being
    provided?
    Several replies all skirt answering the question. I just want to know if I
    have a server that is protected if I'm using 2 Nics...and ran the IECW wizard
    and configured the nics accordingly. If NAT is running, does it provide any
    firewalling.
    Much appreciation to all replies...skirted or otherwise.
    -- ---------sos----------------
    I''''m clicking as fast as I can!


    "Russ (www.SBITS.Biz)" wrote:

    > You are in NAT Mode with 2NICS
    >
    > What exactly are you trying to do?
    >
    > Russ
    >
    > --
    > Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz
    > Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    > Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    > World Wide Remote SBS2003 Support - http://www.SBITS.Biz
    >
    >
    > "Internerd" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > SBS 2003 with 2 Nics gives this error when trying to see if a firewall is
    > > running.
    > >
    > > "Windows firewall cannot run because another program or service is running
    > > that might use the network address translation component" (Ipnat.sys)
    > >
    > > So the question is: If NAT is running is there a firewall of any sort
    > > being
    > > provided?
    > > And a second ? is: Why would there be no positive Google hits for this
    > > error from any official Micosoft support site?
    > > --
    > > I''''m clicking as fast as I can!

    >
    >
    >
     
    Internerd, Sep 5, 2008
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  5. Internerd

    Internerd Guest

    Re: "Windows firewall cannot run because another program or servic

    Thanks...so I can assume that there is firewall protection. How can I verify
    this with Server Manager on SBS 2003. I cannot find any references to
    firewalling there...
    Sorry if I don't take your word for it, but since I get the error that
    "firewall cannot run" I am rather cautious.
    thx..
    --
    I''''m clicking as fast as I can!


    "stephen" wrote:

    > Internerd wrote:
    > > SBS 2003 with 2 Nics gives this error when trying to see if a firewall is
    > > running.
    > >
    > > "Windows firewall cannot run because another program or service is running
    > > that might use the network address translation component" (Ipnat.sys)
    > >
    > > So the question is: If NAT is running is there a firewall of any sort being
    > > provided?

    >
    > RRAS is providing NAT and firewall services. (Unless this is Premium
    > with ISA).
    >
    > > And a second ? is: Why would there be no positive Google hits for this
    > > error from any official Micosoft support site?

    >
    > Pass.
    >
    > --
    > stephen
    >
     
    Internerd, Sep 5, 2008
    #5
  6. Internerd

    Internerd Guest

    RE: "Windows firewall cannot run because another program or servic

    Thanks...but my question is simply...is there any firewall protection when
    using NAT? I'm still not sure. Am I being paranoid? Sorry.
    thx....
    --
    I''''m clicking as fast as I can!


    "Miles Li [MSFT]" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > Thank you for posting here.
    >
    > According to your description, I understand that:
    >
    > You have a concern about the error "Windows firewall cannot run because
    > another program or service is running that might use the network address
    > translation component" (Ipnat.sys)" when trying to enable the Windows
    > Firewall service on the SBS 2003 server.
    >
    > If I have misunderstood the problem, please don't hesitate to let me know.
    >
    > Explanations:
    > =============
    > Yes, you have 2 NICs scenarios that the NAT is enabled on the SBS 2003
    > server external NIC in RRAS (or ISA). The NAT driver (Ipnat.sys) provides
    > the network address translation function. It is used by RRAS and Windows
    > Firewall (or ICS). However, once you enable the NAT in the RRAS, the
    > Ipnat.sys will be occupied and Windows Firewall cannot start properly. That
    > explains the error message " Windows firewall cannot run because another
    > program or service is running that might use the network address
    > translation component" (Ipnat.sys)".
    >
    >
    > Hope this helps. Also, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not
    > hesitate to let me know.
    >
    >
    >
    > Best regards,
    > Miles Li
    >
    > Microsoft Online Partner Support
    > Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
    >
    > Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    > =====================================================
    > When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
    > that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    > =====================================================
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    >
    >
     
    Internerd, Sep 5, 2008
    #6
  7. Re: "Windows firewall cannot run because another program or servic

    Hi,

    If you are having two nics in the server, you have the basic NAT/Firewall
    running. In the RRAS mmc you can see that.
    The Windows Firewall Service should never run on SBS and is by default set
    to disabled. So the Windows Firewall icon in the Control Panel will not work
    and give you the error.
    If you only have one nic in the server, you will have to use a hardware
    firewall.

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    Marina Roos
    Microsoft SBS-MVP
    One of the Magical M&M's
    www.smallbizserver.net
    Take part in SBS forum: http://www.smallbizserver.net/Default.aspx?tabid=53
    "Internerd" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks...so I can assume that there is firewall protection. How can I
    > verify
    > this with Server Manager on SBS 2003. I cannot find any references to
    > firewalling there...
    > Sorry if I don't take your word for it, but since I get the error that
    > "firewall cannot run" I am rather cautious.
    > thx..
    > --
    > I''''m clicking as fast as I can!
    >
    >
    > "stephen" wrote:
    >
    >> Internerd wrote:
    >> > SBS 2003 with 2 Nics gives this error when trying to see if a firewall
    >> > is
    >> > running.
    >> >
    >> > "Windows firewall cannot run because another program or service is
    >> > running
    >> > that might use the network address translation component" (Ipnat.sys)
    >> >
    >> > So the question is: If NAT is running is there a firewall of any sort
    >> > being
    >> > provided?

    >>
    >> RRAS is providing NAT and firewall services. (Unless this is Premium
    >> with ISA).
    >>
    >> > And a second ? is: Why would there be no positive Google hits for this
    >> > error from any official Micosoft support site?

    >>
    >> Pass.
    >>
    >> --
    >> stephen
    >>
     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Sep 5, 2008
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