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It doesn't matter who I am logged in as I am getting the following error in the mmc console when I launch the firewall advanced settings

There was an error opening the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security snap in
You do not have the correct permissions to open the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security console, You must be a member of the Administrators group or the Network Operators group to perform this task. For more information, contact your system administrator. Error code: 0x5.

Ive tried processmonitor to identify what permission is being denied but no luck.

If I run netsh directly I get access denied as well.

This is running windows server 2008 SP2. And yes I was running as an administrator.

Any ideas?

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What OS? Are you under an Administrator account ?

may be a malware that have disabled access to firewall settings, you could try to scan your PC with an anti-malware like MalwareBytes.

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Added to the question w2k8 SP2 and yes was an admin – Simon Sabin Aug 17 '10 at 12:38
this : maybe can help you – aleroot Aug 17 '10 at 13:05

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