Can't use NIS2008 firewall when logged in as domain admin (with local admin privs) on Vista SP1.
I just installed NIS2008 on a Vista SP1 machine, which is joined to a WS2003 domain.
What I find is that when I'm logged into a local-only account that has admin privs on the machine in question, everything in NIS works normally. I get popups when I run a new application which allows me to accept or reject the network traffic, and rules get automatically created in the program list for the firewall, and everything's happy.
However, when I'm logged in with my domain account (which is a domain admin, and which also explicitly has local admin privs on this machine), then the firewall is a mess.
1) No popups occur ever.
2) When I run a new app, the NIS log shows that "the user, this once, opted to reject communications blah blah blah." so that I never get the option to add my apps to the firewall - in fact, what happens is the rule gets auto-added with specific types of communication permitted, but even that type of communication is explicitly rejected with the log messages above and the apps simply fail. The only thing that works, short of disabling the firewall altogether, is to go to the program list and to change all "Auto" apps to "Allow" by hand - which of course gives them completely unfettered access.
I did find a knowledge base article which appeared to address this problem, but all it said to do was to add the domain user account to the local admins group, but since that account is already a member of that group, this was no help.
Tech support was also of no help. In fact, the tech support guy in the chat/remote session chose to reboot my machine and cut off the session when he ran out of ideas, which I found unbelievably unprofessional. I do have the transcript, however.
I'm hoping someone here can help me find a way to make this work, it's not feasible to not use my domain account for normal work.