Tushar Kotwal wrote:
Presence of the HIPS client (even if the HIPs FW was off) should disable the Windows Firewall
False. Enabling/disabling the HIPS 8 (P2 HF803520+) firewall will enable/disable the Windows firewall (the firewall service is always left in RUNNING state).
KB79262 - Hotfix 803520 adds Windows Firewall Category Registration
KB59819 - Host Intrusion Prevention installation and third-party firewalls