me, myself & andrei

27 Mar 2006
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing - Missing Service

I don’t know how I managed - must have been a Microsoft Update or some virus?! - but the “Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing” Service was missing on my Windows XP.

Solution?
A very good one on Experts-Exchange.

Go to a computer that is working ok. Start “regedit”. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServices and export the branch SharedAccess. Then copy it to the system which lacks the service, and double-click it. That does it. More info


Andrei