Verifying that Key Firewall and IPsec Services are Working

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

  • IP Helper

  • IPsec Policy Agent

  • Network Location Awareness

  • Network List Service

  • Windows Firewall

To open the Services snap-in and verify that services are started

  1. Click Start and click Control Panel.

  2. Click System and Maintenance.

  3. Scroll to and click Administrative Tools.

  4. Double-click Services.

  5. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

  6. 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.