"Protect home or work zone activities" setting on vista ultimate 64 RRS feed

  • Question


    Onecare reports status fair.  Reason why is that I have not selected "Automatically suspend all home or work locations...." checkbox under Firewall Protection settings.


    If I select this box, my network connection location changes from "home or work" to "public", blocking my media center connections and others.


    Is this a feature or is there a way to get the status to "good" without locking out other nodes on my network?



    Saturday, October 18, 2008 3:41 AM


  • I've moved your post to the Firewall topic. Unchecking that option should not change your status to Fair from Good. However, if you are connecting to an unknown network and have not identified that network to the OneCare firewall, your status will be Fair and you will be prompted to identify if the network is Home or Work vs. Public.

    Open OneCare, click on Change Settings, Firewall Tab, configure Firewall, Change Location and select the location type.



    Monday, October 20, 2008 3:12 PM