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CEICW won't run on SBS 2003

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Question: I wanted to rerun the CEICW wizard per MS documentation on how to configure firewall on SBS 2003.  

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc700836.aspx  

This advice is itself confusing to me - I have seen elsewhere on this site information that you can't run a firewall on a domain controller and thus not on SBS, but MS seems to be saying otherwise.

 When I try to run the CEICW wizard, I get the welcome to the CEICW wizard screen, but when I click next, it disappears.  No instances seem to be running.  I start back in the Server Management Console, try again, and the problem recurs. No errors messages, no active instances, and I can't find any related errors in Event Viewer.

Not sure whether the firewall is indeed configurable on SBS 2003, and if so, how to do it.  Also, does my difficulty with the CEICW wizard signify a separate problem, and if so, how do I trouble-shoot it.

Many thanks,

Joshua
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Hello NinEliAbe,

some info:
http://sbs.editme.com/sbs2003firewall
the logfiles of the CEICW can be found here:
http://sbs.editme.com/logs
check the errors in that log file.

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suppsaws
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suppsaws-

Many thanks.  I have attached the icwlog, which contains several errors.  They are from several weeks ago, so my attempts to use the wizard the last few days have not been logged.

Some things about my setup, which may be helpful in interpreting the logs.
I have 2 NICs installed, but have the external NIC disabled for now.  I am using a router/firewall, but subsequently hope to start passing Internet traffic through both SBS and  the router/firewall.

I have installed but disabled MS Exchange.  I hope to start using it subsequently as well, for now I am using offsite hosted exchange.

When I try to run the Configure Remote Access Wizard, I get the same behavior I do with CEICW: a welcome screen that simply disappears when I click next.

Many thanks,

Joshua
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icwlog didn't seem to attach - here it is again.

icwlog.txt
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OK, the last time I tried CEICW Data Execution Prevention asked me if I wanted to add it.  That fixed it. So that was the proximate cause of the problem.  I looked around Experts Exchange and found a note from techsoeasy that you should never add SPs until the sever is all set up and configured and the to do list is completed.  I didn't know that- I installed, added the SP (1 and 2) and then configured.   Do I need to start all over with a clean reinstall?  
I was worried about completing all the configuration without the SP installed because of security issues.

How is this problem usually handled?
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the DEP is a known problem, so good that one is already covered.
How did you install the SP1?
Did you follow the EXACT same procedure as here?:
http://www.smallbizserver.net/tabid/266/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/68/How-to-install-Service-Pack-1-for-SBS-2003.aspx
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After the initial install, I simply kept running Windows update till it said there was nothing more to install.


The only error message I got during installation was from setting up gateways on both NICs, which I did because the external NIC was to be disabled while I used the internal NIC to access the Internet. (I plan to start using the external NIC in the future.)

Are there installation logs I should check to see if all is well?

Many thanks,

Joshua

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Thanks, I hadn't realized that I could Install SP2 without SP!, which is what happened.  Did per directions, and now seems good.
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