Verifying that Key Firewall and IPsec Services are Working
Updated: February 18, 2010
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
For Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to operate correctly, the following services must be started:
Base Filtering Engine
Group Policy Client
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules
IPsec Policy Agent
Network Location Awareness
Network List Service
To open the Services snap-in and verify that services are started
Click Start and click Control Panel.
Click System and Maintenance.
Scroll to and click Administrative Tools.
If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
Verify that the services listed above are started. If one or more of the services are not started, right-click the service name in the list, and then click Start.