Windows can't display firewall settings



MattR
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
I have installed SP2 and Nortons AV2005. Now when I try to open the firewall
settings I get the message "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot
display firewall settings." ALso I cant access this PC from the network, it
can see & access other PC's and other PC's can see it but get the message
"\\<name> not accessible you may not have permissions...

Inthe past setting
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
\SYSTEM
\CurrentControlSet
\Control
\Lsa
Value name: RestrictAnonymous
Value type: DWORD value to zero has helped but not this time

any help appreciated

Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
MattR wrote:

> I have installed SP2 and Nortons AV2005. Now when I try to open the firewall
> settings I get the message "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot
> display firewall settings."


Please try this:

Start/Run --> cmd.exe

and then, in the command prompt that opened up, type:

netsh.exe winsock reset

and hit Enter. Follow prompts and reboot.


After resetting winsock you should re-install any applications which
are layered service providers (lsp). typical apps of this nature are
firewalls and anti-virus/anti-spyware.


> ALso I cant access this PC from the network, it
> can see & access other PC's and other PC's can see it but get the message
> "\\<name> not accessible you may not have permissions...
>
> Inthe past setting
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
> \SYSTEM
> \CurrentControlSet
> \Control
> \Lsa
> Value name: RestrictAnonymous
> Value type: DWORD value to zero has helped but not this time
>
> any help appreciated


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:41 PM
In addition to Torgeir's advice,

"Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings" error while accessing
Firewall settings in Windows XP Service Pack 2:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sharedaccess.htm

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"MattR" <MattR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F0EF4313-164E-4107-9830-20434E1CFA98@microsoft.com...
>I have installed SP2 and Nortons AV2005. Now when I try to open the
>firewall
> settings I get the message "Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot
> display firewall settings." ALso I cant access this PC from the network,
> it
> can see & access other PC's and other PC's can see it but get the message
> "\\<name> not accessible you may not have permissions...
>
> Inthe past setting
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
> \SYSTEM
> \CurrentControlSet
> \Control
> \Lsa
> Value name: RestrictAnonymous
> Value type: DWORD value to zero has helped but not this time
>
> any help appreciated


Windows can't display firewall settings