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Installing Windows 7 Firewall as a service that was never installed when O/S complied


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Windows Firewall was never installed (by design since I have NEVER used it inn20 or so years and had it disabled) and I need to install it w/o re-installing the O/S.

Everything I have read about re-installing doesn't work since I believe those procedures go under the assumption it was originally there in the 1st place;

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-to-reinstall-windows-firewall-service/d5bf7d36-cca6-4767-9e67-0e2a1bb28042

https://superuser.com/questions/385662/how-to-restore-windows-firewall-after-some-malware-deleted-its-service

Is the "service' available as a download, or does someone have a working solution?

 

(Please no comments on removing the service in the 1st place. Had I know that prevents file/folder sharing I wouldn't of).

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Step 1: Recreate the service

Rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132 %windir%\inf\netrass.inf


Step 2: Start the service

sc start mpssvc


Step 3: Reset the firewall configurations

netsh advfirewall reset netsh advfirewall set domainprofile state on netsh advfirewall set privateprofile state on


Step 4: Reboot

Reboot Windows.

 

Edited by videobruce
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