Normal behaviour after withdrawing a firewall policy in SEP, is that the Windows Security and Maintenance panel will show the status as 'Off'
There are no SEP firewall policies present
and the machine is rebooted
and the SEP GUI is opened
Then the status of the firewall shown in the Windows Security and Maintenance control panel no longer reflects the real condition
SEP 12.1 RU6MP5 and SEP 14 RTM
No error message.
The status in the Windows Security and Maintenance will stay Off, in all situation but this one : If no firewall policy is present in SEP, then simply opening the SEP GUI after rebooting the machine, will change the status of the SEP firewall to “On”.