Windows Firewall Service Health Monitor

Operational States

Name State Description
Service Not Running Error The Firewall service is not running
Service Running Success The Firewall service is running

Overridable Parameters

Parameter Name Default Value Description Override
Alert only if service startup type is automatic   This may only be set to 'true' or 'false'. If set to 'false', then alerts will be triggered no matter what the startup type is set to. Default is 'true'.

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
Service Not Running (Error) Windows Firewall Service Stopped Medium Critical Yes

Run As Profiles

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Monitor Knowledgebase

Summary

The Windows Firewall service helps protect your computer by preventing unauthorized users from gaining access to your computer through the Internet or a network.

Causes

A service can stop for many reasons, including:

  • The service encountered an exception that stopped the service.

  • The service was improperly configured, which prevented it from starting.

  • The service was prevented from starting because the user account assigned to the service could not be authenticated.

Resolutions

If this service is stopped, you will unprotected. If restarting the service doesn’t resolve the issue and the Operating System is unable to boot in Normal Mode the configuration of the service may need to be updated in Safe Mode. Once in Safe Mode the service should be configured with a startup type of “Automatic” and the Log On configuration should be set to “Local System”.

The service can be restarted using the following task:

Start the Firewall service

External References
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