During software installation on a new pc, access to all user accounts and windows firewall settings were blocked by CIS firewall. Everything worked as it was supposed to when booting into safe mode. Never did figure out why but the problem went away after uninstalling CIS firewall. There are two accounts on the computer, the admin account and a second account, also with admin privileges.
When I tried to access windows firewall, I would get the message “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.”. When I would try to click the user accounts link, absolutely nothing would happen. They wouldn’t work if I either set CIS firewall to training mode or completely shut it off.
I am going to finish installing the software on this machine and would like to know which settings in CIS firewall would cause these issues to happen for when I reinstall it.