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Start Windows Firewall With Script

Hi Guys,

I need to setup a scheduled task to check up on the windows firewall on my ISA server. Need to set this up as a temp solution, seeing that it seems to stop once or twice a week.

Can anyone give me any help with the script? basically it has to check if the windows firewall is started if not it should start it.

Help!

 thanks!
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sncameronCommented:
Use a batch file and the Net command:

net start MpsSvc

Would start the firewall service. Note that you need to run the batch file as an administrator in order to have access to service control.

You can start and stop any service using the same approach:
net start Service
net stop Service
net pause Service
net continue Service

To find the name of a service run the Services Manager (Start->Run->services.msc), right click on a service and choose Properties. The Service Name will be displayed at the top of the properties dialog.

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YOlanie_VisserAuthor Commented:
Is there anyway to get it to check if its stopped before it starts it? I don't want restart it every hour.
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DonConsolioCommented:
check:
netsh firewall show opmode

start:
netsh firewall set opmode enable

stop:
netsh firewall set opmode disable

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YOlanie_VisserAuthor Commented:
I assume the commands above are to enable it or disable it? I just need to start it if it has stopped...
it is going to be enabled be default, all it has to do is check if it is stopped..if yes...then start
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sncameronCommented:
Using a batch file:

call wmic /locale:ms_409 service where (name="wsearch") get state /value | findstr State=Running
if %ErrorLevel% EQU 0 (
    echo "Service is running"
) else (
    echo "Service is stopped"
    # Not running, start it
    net start MpsSvc
)

Using Powershell (which is the approach that I would take if at all possible):

$serviceName = "ServiceName";
$serviceStatus = (get-service "$serviceName").Status;

if ($serviceStatus -eq "Running") {
    echo "Service is Running";
}
else {
    #Could be Stopped, Stopping, Paused, or even Starting...
    echo "Service is $serviceStatus";
    Start-Service $serviceName
    echo "Service is $serviceStatus";
}
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YOlanie_VisserAuthor Commented:
Sorry guys I'm quite new to all this, if the service is " Microsoft Firewall" do i put it as fwsrv?
do i substitute only the service name?
Would i run this as a VBS?

$serviceName =" Microsoft Firewall";
$serviceStatus = (get-service "$serviceName").Status;

if ($serviceStatus -eq "Running") {
    echo "Service is Running";
}
else {
    #Could be Stopped, Stopping, Paused, or even Starting...
    echo "Service is $serviceStatus";
    Start-Service $serviceName
    echo "Service is $serviceStatus";
}
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sncameronCommented:
To find the name of a service run the Services Manager (Start->Run->services.msc), right click on a service and choose Properties. The Service Name will be displayed at the top of the properties dialog.

The Windows Firewall service is MpsSvc.

You need Windows Powershell installed to run the script (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scriptcenter/powershell.aspx):

$serviceName = "MpsSvc";
$serviceStatus = (get-service "$serviceName").Status;

if ($serviceStatus -eq "Running") {
    echo "Service is Running";
}
else {
    #Could be Stopped, Stopping, Paused, or even Starting...
    echo "Service is $serviceStatus";
    Start-Service $serviceName
    echo "Service is $serviceStatus";
} or even Starting...
    echo "Service is $serviceStatus";
    Start-Service $serviceName
    echo "Service is $serviceStatus";
}
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YOlanie_VisserAuthor Commented:
(Please see the image below) its Microsoft firewall and not Windows firewall

if I had to run it as a batch file would it be the following:

call wmic /locale:ms_409 service where (name="wsearch") get state /value | findstr State=Running
if %ErrorLevel% EQU 0 (
    echo "Service is running"
) else (
    echo "Service is stopped"
    # Not running, start it
    net start Microsoft Firewall
)


fw.jpg
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sncameronCommented:

call wmic /locale:ms_409 service where (name="fwsrv") get state /value | findstr State=Running
if %ErrorLevel% EQU 0 (
   echo "Service is running"
) else (
   echo "Service is stopped"
   # Not running, start it
   net start Microsoft Firewall
)
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Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
These are server services - have you edited the service properties and instructed the service to restart automatically?
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YOlanie_VisserAuthor Commented:
I have but not quite sure it works. i set it to restart the service and to restart 1min after. if i stop the service to test it, it does not come back up...will it only work in case of failure?
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sncameronCommented:
Yes, it will only work if the service fails. It won't restart a clean shutdown of the service.
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Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
as you'd expect......

You'd be pretty miffed if you deliberately stopped the service manually and five seconds later it kept restarting itself.
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YOlanie_VisserAuthor Commented:
thanks guys.

Will set everything up
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