Windows 10: Firewall Disabled Bug? Solved

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  1.    02 Dec 2017 #1

    Firewall Disabled Bug?


    I just updated to the FCU from the AU. There seems to be a firewall notification bug.

    Settings / System / About indicates that the Firewall is disabled but the Firewall settings in the Control Panel are fine (see below). I've disabled and re-enabled the Firewall but this behaviour persists. does anyone else have this bug and did you fix it?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       02 Dec 2017 #2

    Hey Steve, :)

    What does it show in the "Windows Defender Security Center" for the "Firewall & network protection" settings like below?

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  3.    02 Dec 2017 #3

    That page in post 2 is fine as you show when you go straight to the page. However, as soon as you view Settings / System / About the page changes to the one below. This seems like a bug to me since all is fine unless you view that About page. I'm also unable to change the Firewall notifications (see enclosed) from the Settings menu but the notifications are set correctly in the Control Panel notification settings and I do get notifications about the Firewall!
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       02 Dec 2017 #4

    Does clicking on the "Restore settings" button in the bottom screenshot help any?
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  5.    02 Dec 2017 #5

    What do you make of these screens which show different things?

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       02 Dec 2017 #6

    It looks like you may have a group policy or something enabled for this causing you to just not be able to change it via Settings.
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  7.    02 Dec 2017 #7

    I don't recall changing the Group Policy but I'll check. Note this was working fine until today when I upgraded from the AU straight to the FCU. I mentioned in another thread I uninstalled Kaspersky Total Security (KTS) 2 weeks ago. I could try installing that again then uninstall the program in the hope Windows correctly configures the Firewall the correct settings once KTS is uninstalled a second time.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       02 Dec 2017 #8

    Does clicking on the "Restore settings" button do anything?
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  •    02 Dec 2017 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    Does clicking on the "Restore settings" button do anything?
    Yes, that appears to reset the firewall but the option above under "This setting is managed by your administrator" remains. The problem reappears when I select Settings / System / About.

    Is there a way of reinstalling the Firewall to the state you would get for a clean install?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       02 Dec 2017 #10

    I suppose a repair install would short of a reset or refresh.
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