XP SP2 netfw.inf issues

From: Serge Vondandamo (svondandamo_at_WANADOO.FR)
Date: 04/09/05

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    I have installed xp sp2 on a computer member of an NT Domain and customized
    the Netfw.inf file manually but after installing the INF file on the
    computer, I am experiencing the following issues:

    - When xp sp2 computer are members of a NT Domain, the domainprofile
    is not used and only the standardprofile is used! I have tested with Active
    directory and there no issue.
    - On the Custom scope list, there is limitation of numbers of IP
    subnets and addresses one can put there! When you reach 12 or 15 Subnets, it
    does not work and it deactivates the related Exceptions/ports thus causing
    several troubles. This is not documented by Microsoft.

    It seems like there are several problem related to the core concept of the
    XP SP2 Firewall and the usage of the Netfw.inf related to Domainprofiles and
    Custom subnets Scope list limitation.

    Does anyone know about this?


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