Event ID: 4953

Windows Firewall ignored a rule because it could not be parsed

Windows Firewall ignored a rule because it could not be parsed.

Profile:              %1

Reason for Rejection: %2

Rule:
    ID:   %3
    Name: %4
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Event ID - 4953



This event generates if Windows Firewall was not able to parse Windows Firewall rule for some reason.

It can happen if Windows Firewall rule registry entry was corrupted.



Name Field Insertion String OS Example
Profile Profile %1 Any All
Reason for Rejection ReasonForRejection %2 Any An error occurred.
ID RuleId %3 Any {08CBB349-D158-46BE-81E1-2ABC59BDD523}
Name RuleName %4 Any -


Lookup Audit Policy Configuration Settings

C:\> AuditPol.exe /get /subcategory:"MPSSVC Rule-Level Policy Change"
How to enable Windows Auditing



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