Error 0x80004015: The class is configured to run as a security ID different from the caller


Sometimes you can get the following message when you are trying to start or stop Windows Firewall service

The solution is described in details in this Microsoft article: Certain Administrative Templates from the Windows XP Security Guide may prevent you from starting the Windows Firewall service in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892199)

Microsoft offers two solutions for this issue, I have successfully implemented the one below

  • Click Start, click Run, in the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  • Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Security

  • Delete the Security registry subkey, if it exists.
  • Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{ce166e40-1e72-45b9-94c9-3b2050e8f180}

  • On the File menu, click Export.
  • In the File name box, type C:\reg_AppID_CLSID.reg, and then click Save to save the registry file.
  • Delete the {ce166e40-1e72-45b9-94c9-3b2050e8f180} registry subkey.
  • Exit Registry Editor
  • Restart the computer.

Note: It is important to delete the Security registry subkey if this subkey exists. This guarantees that the default security descriptor is used for starting Windows Firewall when the computer is restarted.

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4 Responses to Error 0x80004015: The class is configured to run as a security ID different from the caller

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