Event ID - 2009

Event Id2009
SourceMicrosoft-Windows-Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
DescriptionThe Windows Firewall service failed to load Group Policy.
Event Information According to Microsoft :

Cause :

This event is logged when Windows Firewall service failed to load Group Policy.

Resolution :


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Verify :

You can verify that your computer is successfully retrieving and processing firewall and Internet Protocol security (IPsec) settings and rules by examining the Event Viewer logs and looking for messages that indicate successful firewall policy processing.

To verify that firewall policy is being retrieved and processed correctly:
  1. Refresh Group Policy. Open an administrative command prompt. Click Start , click All Programs , click Accessories , right-click Command Prompt , and then click Run as administrator . At that command prompt, run the command gpupdate /force .
  2. After the policy refresh is complete, examine the Event log for the following event IDs:
  • 4945-4948 . These messages indicate successful processing of locally stored firewall policy.
  • 4954-4955 . This message indicates successful processing of Group Policy-provided firewall policy.
  • 5040-5049 . These messages indicate successful processing of IPsec policy.
The presence of one or more of those event messages when a changed policy is received is an indication that policy is being received and processed correctly.

You can also change a rule (in locally stored policy or a Group Policy object), and then examine the rules on the computer to confirm that the changed rule was received and processed correctly. Use the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in or the netsh advfirewall command-line tool to examine the rules on the local computer. The exact branch in the snap-in or the netsh command to use depends on the rule that you want to change.
Reference LinksEvent ID 2009 from Microsoft-Windows-Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

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