The IPsec remote management registry value is not preserved when you upgrade your computer to Windows Server 2008 or to a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

When you upgrade your computer to Windows Server 2008 or to a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008, the Internet Protocol security (IPsec) remote management registry value is not preserved. For example, when you run the cscript scregedit.wsf /im /v command after the upgrade, you receive a "Value not set" message. You expect to see a value of 1.

Note This issue occurs in the following Windows Server 2008 upgrade scenarios:
  • You upgrade Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008.
  • You upgrade a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 to a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008.
  • You upgrade Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008.

CAUSE

This issue occurs if the IPsec remote management registry value is configured incorrectly.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, reconfigure the IPsec remote management registry value after the upgrade. To do this, use one of the following methods.

Method 1

After the upgrade, add the
EnableRemoteMgmt
registry value. Then, set the
EnableRemoteMgmt
registry value to 1. To do this, follow these steps.

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PolicyAgent
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type EnableRemoteMgmt, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.
  8. Restart the computer.

Method 2

Enable the IPsec remote management registry value. To do this, follow these steps.

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
  2. At the command prompt, type cd C:\Inetpub\AdminScripts, and then press ENTER.
  3. Type cscript scregedit.wsf /im 1, and then press ENTER.
  4. Determine whether the IPsec remote management registry value is enabled. To do this, type cscript scregedit.wsf /im /v, and then press ENTER.

    Note If you receive a value of 1 when you run the cscript scregedit.wsf /im /v command, the IPsec remote management registry value is enabled.

MORE INFORMATION

IPsec monitor (IM)

The /im switch enables IPsec remote management. The /im switch configures the server to let the IPsec monitor remotely manage IPsec.

The following is the syntax for the /im switch:
/IM [/v][value]
  • The switch /v lets you to view the IPsec monitor setting.
  • Set value to "0" if you do not want remote management enabled.
  • Set value to "1" if you want remote management enabled.

REFERENCES

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
925631 How to configure remote IPsec management and remote IPsec monitoring from Windows Server 2003-based and Windows XP Professional-based computers

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Article ID: 954412 - Last Review: July 4, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
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