Endpoint Protection Firewall does not function with Citrix Provisioning Server


Article ID: 157986


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Endpoint Protection


Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Firewall feature does not function with Citrix Provisioning Server.

The following events occur:

  • During creating an image with Imaging Wizard, an error occurs and it fails.
  • The tray icon of the Target Device on the client shows red X mark and the status of the Target device can not be active.
  • SEP Firewall does not work correctly as set, although SEP client UI indicates that SEP Firewall is active.



  • Provisioning Server 6.0 / 6.1
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 & 14.0 
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition (SEP SBE) 12.1


This is a known problem when SEP Network Threat Protection Firewall is installed.


  1. Install SEP without Network Threat Protection Firewall feature

See: NDIS Filter Driver from Third Party Product on Target Device Interferes with Connection to Provisioning Services