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windows firewall service stops when I promote windows 2008 server to a DC

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I am having an issue with Windows Firewall Service not starting on my Windows server 2008 32 bit server. Just installed windows 2008.  There is no other firewall products to prevent the firewall from starting.  I am at a loss.  Receive the error message that the services can not start due to a service specific error
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Well, normaly we don´t use the firewall service on a DC. And certainly don´t put a DC directly on the internet! Many features changes when ou promote a server to DC.
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You can run the firewall service on a 2008 DC just fine, its probably going to cause more problems than good though....
what do your logs say, you should be logging a more in depth error
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I am getting an error message that says "The RPC server is unavailable" when I try to replicate from other DC's in the forest.  If I dont run firewall service on a DC, what could be the cause of that error and what manages ports?  Thanks
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Both of you were right. The problem was in my group policy.  Thanks,
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so are you all good or does the above still matter ? :)
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it still matters.  having same issue
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so if you arent running the firewall, it doesnt work? just to clarify
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When I run the firewall, it shuts the system down.  All ports are open but when I turn it off, the system work okay.  I just cant replicate from other domains in the forest.
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