FIX: Firewall service doesn't start automatically on a Windows Embedded Compact 2013 device


This article describes an issue that prevents the Firewall service from starting automatically in Windows Embedded Compact 2013. An update is available to resolve this issue. Before you install this update, all previously issued updates for this product must be installed.


When you start a Windows Embedded Compact 2013 device, the Firewall service does not start automatically.

Software update information

Download information

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Monthly Update (August 2016) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 2013 monthly update, go to Microsoft OEM Online or MyOEM.


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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Article ID: 3182887 - Last Review: Sep 14, 2016 - Revision: 1