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We have a new SBS 2008 server. It seems that every time we check it, the firewall is turned off. We turn it on, and next time it is off again. Any ideas?

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Strange behaviour indeed...My first port of call would be to check out the application and system logsto see if theres anything helpful.

Also try to narrow down as many things as you can - i.e Does it only happen during a certain time window? If so what is running during this time window? does it only happen when when a certain other program is running? etc.

Try to gather some more information for us :)

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Don't give up on me, I've had some other stuff come up to work on...

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Just another thought - I would check over the group policies applied to the server in question.  Could be a policy that explicitly turns the firewall off, then you as an administrator are switching it back on.  Every 90 minutes (by default) the group policy client will refresh, which would in turn, turn the firewall back off.

Check over your group policies and make sure you don't have any policies set to disable the firewall.
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Hi,

Can't find anything in the logs or group policies...

The server has Symantec Endpoint Protection. Is that turning off the firewall?

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That could very well be it, a lot of antivirus suites that include a firewall do this - although they generlly ask you when you install it.

I'd have a look through the firewall/AV suite options and see if there is an option that turns off the firewall.

If you can't find the option, it may be easier to quickly disable the AV alltogether for a short period of time.
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