Windows Action Center falsely reports that SEP 12.12MP1 is off
I recently started getting messages from the windows action reporting that SEP anti-virus and Anti-Spyware is turned off when they both are ON. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling with the latest version (12.12MP1). It still is being flagged as being off. I even uninstalled SEP and installed AVG 2013 free and it worked fine with action center reporting correctly. As sooon as I uninstalled AVG and reinstalled SEP the action center messages reported that my anti-virus is OFF. What can I do about this???
This problem started with an existing install of SEP 12.1 RU2. I updated to 12.1 RU2 MP1 to see if the problem would be fixed. I now know that it was not a SEP problem. see solution below,,,