Vista issues with Firewall, VPN and accessing files
Posted on 2007-12-05
I am testing Vista Ultimate for my possible corporate roll out. I have two Vistas on my corporate network, on similar yet different computers. Both are 64 bit Vista Ultimate versions.
Here are my issues.
1. The firewall service doesnt start. I get an error message saying that ", "Error 1297: A privilege that the service requires to function properly does not exist in the service account configuration." Did some checking on line and it seems to be related to my policy settings. How in the world would a local firewall setting be affected by that? Anyone know how tio fix this?
2. I can't ping or access my Vista from other computers. I have no firewall (as per question 1) so I am not sure why this is not working. Even files that are shared. I have all the shared preferences turned on. (I have no other 3rd party VPN)
3. VPN does not connect to anything. Creating a vpn connection and going through the wizard will yield unable to connect in a split second (like it doesnt even try) and when you say create VPN anyway, nothing gets created.
Anyone know how to address these issues? I found Vista stable and able to run all my apps, but these three problems are major to me. I can't even have remote access on the machines because I need a firewall setting enabled, and I cant start the firewall.
One more data piece. Both Vistas experience the same issues, and both are very fresh installs.