SP2 firewall not able to be controlled on 2000 domain via GPOLocked
Ok, I am at my wits end with this. I have read almost every white paper I can find and it doesn’t seem like I am doing anything wrong, I think I am missing something small. Here is the situation:
I am on a Windows 2000 server domain and have installed Server 2003 Administration Pack on my Windows XP SP2 PC. I am a domain adminstrator in AD and have set up a test group with a XP SP2 and a 2000 machine.
I have enabled “Protect all network connections” and “Do not allow exceptions” with the Admin Pack and have confirmed that this has replicated to the DC’s. On the test XP machine I have turned off the firewall because I want AD to control it. I have rebooted the client several times. I am running a constant PING to the PC and it is PINGing, nothing is being blocked, I even RDC into it.
It almost seems like even though the policies are showing up on the DC they don’t know what to do or how to enforce it. Does anyone know what I need to do to make this GPO work properly?