RE: Windows XP SP2 Firewall



goffa
07-10-2005, 03:08 AM
Don't follow the advice below, rather change all of those \SystemRoot\
entries to %Systemroot%\

otherwise you'll end up with error 3: The system cannot find path specified

Hope that helps. I know that hint below was enough to get me on the right
track.
"Dock" wrote:

> I have installed SP2 on a Windows XP Home machine, but am unable to
> turn the firewall on. When I try to run it from the security window,
> it says it cannot turn on Internet Connection Sharing. When I run
> SERVICES.MSC, and try to turn the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection
> Sharing on, I get the following error message:
>
> Error 123: The file name, directory name or volume label syntax is
> incorrect.
>
> In looking at the "Path to executable:" window, sure enough, it says:
>
> \SystemRoot\C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
>
> which is exactly what it should say, except for the \SystemRoot\
> entry, which I assume is what is causing the firewall not to start.
> Unfortunately, I can find no way to edit that window to take out the
> offending entry. Anyone know how to correct this problem? Thanks.
>


RE: Windows XP SP2 Firewall