Windows 7 Security Centre shows incorrect firewall status.

Applies to: Windows 7 EnterpriseWindows 7 Professional


Consider the following scenario:

·         You deploy a third-party firewall product on a Windows 7 SP1 client.

·         You have joined the Windows 7 SP1 client into a Domain.

·         You create the following Group Policy:

Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Windows Firewall with Advanced Security > (right click) Properties > Domain Profile > Set “Firewall State” to OFF.

·         You apply the GPO to the Windows 7 SP1 Client.

·         You run “gpupdate /force” on the client.

In this scenario, the Windows Firewall state will be displayed as ON when you open Control Panel > Action Center > Security > View installed Firewall programs.