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SBS2011 Console reports errors that don't exist

Not an urgent problem, more of an annoyance.  Our SBS2011 console reports Security status as "critical", stating "The Windows Firewall is not enabled, Windows Firewall is not running" under the "Server firewall" section of the security tab.  Yet the firewall is started and running.

Also the "Updates" section states "Critical" (Some updates did not install successfully) yet in the Updates tab under "Updates with Errors" the console reports "There were no errors in deploying the updates".

Refreshing the console or rebooting the server has no effect.

How can I make the console report the correct status?
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David Haycox
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Cris HannaCommented:
Have you run the SBS 2011 Best Practice Advisor and the Fix My Network Wizard?
Do you have a centrally managed AV soluton on the Server?
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David HaycoxAuthor Commented:
Yes, the SBS BPA just says it can ping the router, and that's all.
The Fix My Network doesn't find anything relevant (DNS forwarders and uPnP not enabled on router).
We use F-Secure Policy Manager running on the server along with F-Secure AV for Servers and AV for Exchange, and Client Security on the clients.
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Cris HannaCommented:
Don't know alot about F-Secure...is it possible that it installs it's own firewall and has turned off the Server firewall?    Trend's SBS AV product does this
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David HaycoxAuthor Commented:
Not on servers, but the end-user version does on clients.  It's the corporate server version here which doesn't contain a firewall, so it's not that.  As I mentioned, the Windows firewall is definitely on; it's just that the console says it's not.
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David HaycoxAuthor Commented:
Hmm... put latest round of updates on and rebooted.  Now it's showing the correct information.  Had definitely rebooted several times previously with no change.  Perhaps it was fixed in Update Rollup 1 for SBS2011 (KB2555251)?
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Cris HannaCommented:
The console issue you were have was common in sbs2008 and then fixed by an update rollup...had not seen the same in 2011, but getting the latest updates is always the first step...glad it's working
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David HaycoxAuthor Commented:
Useful info from expert, but found solution myself.
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