Solved

SBS2011 Console reports errors that don't exist

Posted on 2011-09-26
7
1,983 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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?
0
Comment
Question by:David Haycox
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Cris Hanna
ID: 36690991
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?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:David Haycox
ID: 36715145
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.
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Cris Hanna
ID: 36716683
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
0
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:David Haycox
ID: 36718271
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.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
David Haycox earned 0 total points
ID: 36813692
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)?
0
 
LVL 35

Assisted Solution

by:Cris Hanna
Cris Hanna earned 100 total points
ID: 36814103
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
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:David Haycox
ID: 36908396
Useful info from expert, but found solution myself.
0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A lot of problems and solutions are available on the net for the error message "Source server does not meet minimum requirements for migration" while performing a migration from Small Business Server 2003 to SBS 2008. This error pops up just before …
I work for a company that primarily works with small businesses as their outsourced IT vendor. As such the majority of these customers utilize some version of Small Business Server. Due to the economics of running a small business, many of these cus…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question