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SBS 2011 Reports Showing Firewall Disabled

Some people are discovering the SBS daily reports are showing the Windows Firewall is not enabled, Windows Firewall is not running, when in fact it is definitely enabled.  In several of the cases I have seen you can resolve by renaming the Repository folder.  To do so:

  • Open the Services management console and stop the “Windows Management Instrumentation” service.  If it keeps restarting, you may have to temporarily set to disabled.
  • Locate the “Repository” folder in C:\Windows\System32\wbem\ and rename to something like OLD_Repository .  Rename rather than delete the folder so you can revert back if for some reason it were necessary.
  • Restart/re-enable the “Windows Management Instrumentation” service
  • Reboot

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