I am trying to diable the windows firewall on an XP Pro workstation with SP3. It is connected to a domain running SBS 2008. I have read experts-exchange article ID: 24629693 and followed it to a T. If I either reboot the workstation or run gpudate /force the option to disable the firewall remains greyed out. The only way I can disable the firewall is to disable the service. I know the consequences of stopping the firewall but I want/need to do it. Can you suggest another way to accomplish this.