In the Services console, you notice that the Windows Firewall service is not running even if the service is configured to start automatically. When you manually start the Windows Firewall service, you receive the following error message:
Start , click Run, type Services.msc, and then click OK.
Diagnose and fix the problem automaticallyTo fix the problem automatically, click the Fix-It image below. If a security notification appears, click Run.
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To learn more about Windows Firewall for Windows Vista, visit: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Understanding-Windows-Firewall-settings
Article ID: 2271812 - Last Review: Jul 26, 2012 - Revision: 1