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Old 10-05-2008
Skip
 
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WinXP SP3 Windows Firewall corruption

We have 2 PCs. I installed the WinXP SP3 download on both machines (mine and
my roommate's). My machine seems fine, but my roommate's is not. I no longer
can see my roommate's files and printers via "My Network Places". (This had
been working for years.) Upon further investigation it appears the Windows
Firewall has been corrupted on my roommate's machine. When I try to access
roommate's Windows Firewall, I get the following message box:

"Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall
settings."

Now, I found a post out there speaking of a fix for the Windows firewall:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm

.... but I'm worried about using that fix (running sharedaccess.reg) on SP3
(vs SP2).

Please advise.

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Old 10-05-2008
Shenan Stanley
 
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Re: WinXP SP3 Windows Firewall corruption

Skip wrote:
> We have 2 PCs. I installed the WinXP SP3 download on both machines
> (mine and my roommate's). My machine seems fine, but my roommate's
> is not. I no longer can see my roommate's files and printers via
> "My Network Places". (This had been working for years.) Upon
> further investigation it appears the Windows Firewall has been
> corrupted on my roommate's machine. When I try to access roommate's
> Windows Firewall, I get the following message box:
>
> "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows
> Firewall settings."
>
> Now, I found a post out there speaking of a fix for the Windows
> firewall: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm
>
> ... but I'm worried about using that fix (running sharedaccess.reg)
> on SP3 (vs SP2).
>
> Please advise.


Should make no difference. As far as I know - there were no major changes
to the firewall in SP3.

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Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
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Old 10-05-2008
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Re: WinXP SP3 Windows Firewall corruption

WinXP newsgroup: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Skip wrote:
> We have 2 PCs. I installed the WinXP SP3 download on both machines (mine
> and
> my roommate's). My machine seems fine, but my roommate's is not. I no
> longer
> can see my roommate's files and printers via "My Network Places". (This
> had
> been working for years.) Upon further investigation it appears the Windows
> Firewall has been corrupted on my roommate's machine. When I try to access
> roommate's Windows Firewall, I get the following message box:
>
> "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall
> settings."
>
> Now, I found a post out there speaking of a fix for the Windows firewall:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm
>
> ... but I'm worried about using that fix (running sharedaccess.reg) on SP3
> (vs SP2).
>
> Please advise.


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Old 10-05-2008
Jerry
 
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Re: WinXP SP3 Windows Firewall corruption

WinXP SP3 tech net forum:
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/...2010&SiteID=17

"Skip" <skip@kingcompton.com> wrote in message
news:8F8ABC55-52CB-4C19-9C39-C9E0887ECDC9@microsoft.com...
> We have 2 PCs. I installed the WinXP SP3 download on both machines (mine
> and
> my roommate's). My machine seems fine, but my roommate's is not. I no
> longer
> can see my roommate's files and printers via "My Network Places". (This
> had
> been working for years.) Upon further investigation it appears the Windows
> Firewall has been corrupted on my roommate's machine. When I try to access
> roommate's Windows Firewall, I get the following message box:
>
> "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall
> settings."
>
> Now, I found a post out there speaking of a fix for the Windows firewall:
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm
>
> ... but I'm worried about using that fix (running sharedaccess.reg) on SP3
> (vs SP2).
>
> Please advise.



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Old 11-05-2008
Skip
 
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Re: WinXP SP3 Windows Firewall corruption

GREAT NEWS! The SharedAccess patch WORKED!





"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Skip wrote:
> > We have 2 PCs. I installed the WinXP SP3 download on both machines
> > (mine and my roommate's). My machine seems fine, but my roommate's
> > is not. I no longer can see my roommate's files and printers via
> > "My Network Places". (This had been working for years.) Upon
> > further investigation it appears the Windows Firewall has been
> > corrupted on my roommate's machine. When I try to access roommate's
> > Windows Firewall, I get the following message box:
> >
> > "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows
> > Firewall settings."
> >
> > Now, I found a post out there speaking of a fix for the Windows
> > firewall: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm
> >
> > ... but I'm worried about using that fix (running sharedaccess.reg)
> > on SP3 (vs SP2).
> >
> > Please advise.

>
> Should make no difference. As far as I know - there were no major changes
> to the firewall in SP3.
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>
>

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