Event ID 4946 — Firewall Rule Processing

Updated: January 9, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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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: 4946
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: SE_AUDITID_ETW_FIREWALL_RULE_ADD
Message: A change has been made to Windows Firewall exception list. A rule was added.
%t
Profile Changed:%t%1

Added Rule:
%tRule ID:%t%2
%tRule Name:%t%3

Resolve

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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