LocalGPO on Win7 screws up Advanced Firewall RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a GPO backup that contains zero references to any Windows firewall settings. It sets some MSS and a few dozen other settings. However, when I use LocalGPO to apply this to a standalone computer the Advanced Firewall has a message stating that it is being managed by a GPO. It's stuck "on" for all profiles, and even worse, the local exceptions is set to "no" as well.

    IMHO, this is not expected behavior since the applied GPO has no firewall settings whatsoever. As a result, I've had to not use LocalGPO and resorted to secedit and auditpol to configure lockdowns.

    Anyone else see this behavior?

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012 3:56 AM


  • Derek,

    Nobody else has reported an issue similar to yours. Would you mind emailing us the GPO backup? Archive it in a .zip file and send it to, be sure to reference this forum thread in your message.



    Kurt Dillard

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012 4:22 PM

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