Recently I published a blog post called Turning Off the Windows Firewall Warning Message in Configuration Manager 2012. In that blog post I noted that my client’s Component Status was always un-healthy because of the Firewall being turned off.
Rob Marshall @RobMVP, a fellow Enterprise Client Management MVP, sent me an email asking why I didn’t use a status filter rule to stop the status messages.
To be honest I hadn’t thought about doing that, so I tested it out. After putting a status filter rule in place, I discovered that it was only partially successful because it didn’t stop the status messages from occurring, but it did stop Component Status from entering a warning or error state.
Thanks to Rob’s advice, I was able to achieve my client’s goal of always keeping their system status healthy! Now, what to do about those pesky status messages?
If you want this problem to be fixed permanently, like I do, make sure to vote up my Connect feedback item. https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/feedback/details/1045929
As I discovered, status filter rules can be very helpful, so in tomorrow’s blog post I’ll tell you how I set-up this particular rule.