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Article ID: 314592 - Last Review: October 27, 2006 - Revision: 1.2

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When a group policy prohibits the use of the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) or Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), these services cannot stay on.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389  ( ) How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date       Time   Version      Size     File name
   27-Feb-02  14:01  5.1.2600.31  656,896  Userenv.dll
   27-Feb-02  14:08  5.1.2600.31  453,120  Ipnathlp.dll
   27-Feb-02  14:03  5.1.2600.31  148,992  Netman.dll


To work around this problem, do not use a group policy that does not allow ICF or ICS.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.


The ICF or ICS services must continue to run despite the group policy so that if the policy changes or the computer moves to a different part of the domain that allows the use of ICF or ICS, the service can dynamically receive the policy change.

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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