I'm trying to enable Remote Desktop on a Sony laptop that is running Windows Vista Business on a SBS 2003 R2 domain. I get a message that says Windows Firewall must be turned on. When I try to turn on Windows Firewall I get the message "Cannot start the Windows Firewall on local computer. For more information review the system event log". In the event log I see "The Firewall service terminated with service-specific error 5 (0x5)". This also happens when I disconnect the laptop from the network and boot it without logging into the domain. I also tried Starting the service manually from the Sevices Adminsitartive Tool.
SBS2003 has KB926505 installed and I do see the "Small Business Server - Windows Vista policy" GPO. All of these policies have the Actions set to Allow and the Active set to TRUE.
Does anyone have any idea's about how I can get the Firewall service to run, or figure out why it won't, and ultimately get Remote Desktop enabled? Thanks.