Windows firewall not logging packets Solved

  1. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Windows firewall not logging packets

    I need to troubleshoot firewall but it doesn't generate logs.
    I use firewall policy from local group policy and logging is enabled there.

    things I tried so far:
    change log file path to E:/logs/firewall_log.txt
    create file manually
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2

    Do you mean here ?

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    If you changed the path from default it seems you need to check the authority of the containing folder as it says above (circled).

    I tried moving log file to C:\Temp and it didn't work. The log files were created in C:\Temp but not written to.

    Changed back to default %systemroot%\system32\LogFiles\Firewall\pfirewall.log and it was fine.

    Granted Everyone full authority to C:\Temp and changed it back and it works fine.

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    Probably there is some lesser authority you can grant but I didn't look into it.
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  3. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       4 Weeks Ago #3

    yes, that's where I set up logging too.
    I gave access permission to "everyone" as you said but no log file created, switched back to default into system32... and still nothing.

    I have both check boxes checked, to log dropped packets and successful connections.
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  4. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    I fixed the problem this way:

    create folder %systemroot%\system32\LogFiles\Firewall\
    add full control to the folder for user "NT Service\MPSSVC"
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5

    Thanks for that, I saw that the log files had mpssvc authority but couldn't figure out how to add it.
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