IPSEC service sets automatically to disabled

Posted on 2005-04-10
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi all,

I had the IPSEC services disabled on a group of windows 2003 servers with  Citrix Metaframe XP FR3. I upgraded Citrix to Presentation Server 3, and it needs IPSEC services to start the main services, IMA. So I set the service to automatic, and I do the upgrade. The problem that I have is that sometimes (I can't find a pattern for it) I receive the following error:

Source: Service Control Manager
Category: None
EventID: 7040
Description: The start type of the IPSEC Services service was changed from auto start to disabled.

So as you can see, the system is disabling the service, and so the IMA service Stops, and so, none of the users can access the server.

If I set the IPSEC service to automatic, and I start the services, or I reboot the server, everything starts working again, until the system account decides its time to disable the service again.

Any idea about this?
Question by:dmadiedo
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    Expert Comment

    is not the citrix software able to start the service itself if you set the IPSEC service to Manual?
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    Accepted Solution

    You might want to create a Group Policy for these Citrix servers...make the GPO set the IPSEC to Automatic ...

    Computer Config - Windows settings - System Services- IPSEC

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    Expert Comment

    A note that I found regarding Citric and Windows 2003 SP1 (Warning not to apply the SP 1):


    Author Comment

    Thanks NJComp... for your help.

    One of my coworkers did what you recommended, setting the service as disabled. This was the cause of all my troubles. I only noticed it until I entered to follow your directions.

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    Expert Comment

    Glad it helped you.  GPO's are great for central management.  Talk to you later...

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