Windows Firewall and SEP both report they're turned off
We've recently installed Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition (12.0.1001.95) with a variety of server and notebook clients.
All seems to be working well, but today my notebook (running Windows 7) has flagged up a problem in the Action Center, saying 'Windows Firewall and Symantec Endpoint Protection both report that they are turned off'. Clicking on the 'View firewall options' button allows me to turn on either the Windows Firewall or Symantec Endpoint Protection, but neither option seems to do anything. Nothing has been changed on the server or my notebook.
The firewall policy is as default, where it's not actually enabled. I've found the article http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/windows-7... which describes precisely the problem I have, but applies to SEP 11.0. The workaround provided isn't applicable to SEP SBE 12.0. The article says that this is just a quirk when the client is running Windows 7 and that the Windows Firewall is actually turned on. Is this still the case with 12.0?
Is there a way to avoid having Windows telling me I have no firewall enabled?