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Windows 2008 server – firewall settings are lost – this is known bug or ???

Posted on 2014-01-30
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I have installed a Windows 2008 Server which works fine 4 months, but today it make a problem. I loose the connection to the server, when I go personally to its physical location and power it on I see that all is working, but the problem was that the firewall was reset – two ports that have been open are not present – so I make them again and now all is working. More detail - 2 specific ports are lost /allow rule/ and the FTP passive mode - in short all custom settings that I make for this server.

I wonder – how this is possible and what it mean? A problem with hardware, a bug in Windows 2008 server or some attack via Internet? Please share your experience with me … what to check?

The server is with 2 LAN cards – one for WLAN with real IP, second is for LAN access via office – and it provide FTP server and SQL Server. By the way, the problem start while I have been connected to the server with RealVNC and have been working, but not change any settings…

And I wonder – is there better stability with 2008 R2 ?
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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I'll just comment on the stability:
2008 = vista
2008r2 = win 7

So just based on that, I would defiantly recommend r2.
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by:dvplayltd
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I'm agree with you, my next servers will be R2.
But the primary question is - do you face with such problems /reset firewall to default/ and this is due to hardware problemm, due to bug or due to attempt for crack /the server is on real IP/

What and where I should check ?
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Aaron Tomosky earned 500 total points
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If the network type gets changed from public to private or to domain, each has its own set of firewall rules. Any chance this happened?
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by:dvplayltd
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Well, this look possible to me ... But it happend due to a bug in 2008, not by me. Actually I was openned the realVNC to both this server and a Virtual machine working on it, but 2 min. I talk via phone with busy hand, so it is sure I do not send any such command ...
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by:dvplayltd
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10x for your time. I do not detect at 100 % what the problem is ... but it is not easy and I appreciate any help I could get.
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