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Domain Policy to Stop the Use of ICS or ICF Stops Services
Article ID: 314592 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q314592
When a group policy prohibits the use of the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) or Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), these services cannot stay on.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
Date Time Version Size File name ---------------------------------------------------- 27-Feb-02 14:01 5.1.2600.31 656,896 Userenv.dll 27-Feb-02 14:08 5.1.2600.31 453,120 Ipnathlp.dll 27-Feb-02 14:03 5.1.2600.31 148,992 Netman.dll
To work around this problem, do not use a group policy that does not allow ICF or ICS.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.
The ICF or ICS services must continue to run despite the group policy so that if the policy changes or the computer moves to a different part of the domain that allows the use of ICF or ICS, the service can dynamically receive the policy change.