With enabled Windows firewall¶
When the Windows firewall is enabled the Squish IDE
Runner/Server Log view might show an entry like this:
squishserver: Failed to register with Windows firewall
This should only occur on Windows Vista and higher, and when Squish is not being run with high/full administrator privileges (because the process is not allowed to register itself with the firewall then; possibly because of UAC).
This message is just for your notification, so that you do not forget to allow squishserver to access and bypass the firewall, or to add it to list of applications allowed to bypass the firewall yourself.
With disabled Windows firewall¶
When the Windows firewall is disabled the Squish IDE
Runner/Server Log view might show entries like these:
CoCreateInstance failed: 0x800706d9 WindowsFirewallInitialize failed: 0x800706d9 squishserver: Failed to register with Windows firewall
These messages only report failure to handle or configure the Windows Firewall, and should not in themselves have any adverse affect on Squish or the
However, if the Windows firewall has been disabled or shut down, this normally means that a third-party firewall has been installed in its place. A third-party firewall might affect the network-based communications of the Squish components (e.g.,