Windows Firewall-Local System account
Posted on 2010-08-30
I have a Windows 2008 Standard SP1 32-bit server. I was checking event logs working on some issues and noticed an error from the firewall indicating it couldn't inform the user when a program was blocked from accepting an inbound connection. I went to the services snap in, checked the log-on properties, changed the setting to log on as "Local System account" and selected allow service to interact with the desktop. I received an error indicating:
Windows could not start the firewall on Local Computer.
Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process."
I can't change the settings back without the password, which is of course managed by Windows.
Does anyone know of a way to resolve this? Can I use Windows Features to remove & reinstall the firewall?