Can not find Windows Firewall/ICS under Manage - Services

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Jack Ger, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Jack Ger

    Jack Ger Guest

    I am having issues trying to share files / folders and a printer on a machine
    via a wireless network. I suspect a firewall issue could be a play. When I
    go to the Windows Security Center and select Firewall, I get the error 'Due
    to anunidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings.'

    Although it says my firewall is "Off", i can not access it, and am skeptical
    about this. It seems as if there is a high degree of funk about this.

    I have gone the "My Computer" = Manage, Services & Applications, Services"
    route and do not see "Windows Firewall - ICS" anywhere,

    I am running McAfee and don;t seem to be able to change anything there either.

    Anyone have any idea how to fix this?
    Jack Ger, Feb 26, 2007
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  2. Jack Ger

    JimR Guest

    You cannot access the Windows firewall because you have anotherfirewall
    (McAfee) installed. Third party firewalls always disable the native Windows
    firewall because you can't run two firewalls together. You should be able to
    configure file and printer sharing in the Vista Network and Sharing Center.
    JimR, Feb 26, 2007
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