IT Systems Engineering

IPSec blocking all network traffic

We could not ping one of our servers. I looked at the event logs and found this entry:

Description: The IPSec driver has entered Block mode. IPSec will discard all inbound and outbound TCP/IP network traffic that is not permitted by boot-time IPSec Policy exemptions.

Really strange! I did not enable any IPsec policies, the firewall was also disabled on this server. So how did this happen?

Well, the server ran out of space and somehow a registry entry got corrupt.

Take a look at this KB article. The fix worked for us. Actually the whole key was missing.


When I registered the DLL , it re-created the key. Reboot and the problem is solved!

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