XP SP2 firewall blocked our DNS Suffix GPO
Posted on 2004-10-22
OK, here is the situtation. We use a GPO to update client's DNS Suffix. After installing XP SP2, the firewall enabled (by default) and would block the GPO from being applied. After we realized what exactly was blocking the GPO, we opened the Firewall for the LAN connection (left the wireless completed enabled).
Now we're thinking about what will happen when SP2 is rolled out to our entire environment.
Is there any way to apply a pre-emptive GPO that will not allow this firewall from being enabled. OR better yet, is there any effective way to leave the firewall enabled and get around this mess? Please keep in mind that we still have some Win2K workstations as well, so the solution can not have any ill-affects on them.
Thank you for any help!