Event ID 4954 — Firewall Rule Processing

Updated: January 9, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008


Windows Firewall with Advanced Security receives its rules from local security policy stored in the system registry, and from Group Policy delivered by Active Directory. After receiving a new or modified policy, Windows Firewall must process each rule in the applied policies to interpret what network traffic is to be blocked, allowed, or protected by using Internet Protocol security (IPsec).

When appropriate auditing events are enabled (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=92666), Windows reports successes and failures, both in retrieving policy and in processing the rules defined in the policy.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 4954
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
Version: 6.0
Message: Windows Firewall Group Policy settings has changed. The new settings have been applied.


This is a normal condition. No further action is required.

Related Management Information

Firewall Rule Processing

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

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