Getting started: what does this error code mean? RRS feed

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  • I'm new to Windows development, and I'm not sure what to make of this error code. I'm following the example provided in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb427376(VS.85).aspx, and I'm getting an error trying to use the engine in the call to FwpmTransactionBegin0. I get a return code of 5, which is not listed in the list of return codes in the documentation for FwpmTransactionBegin0http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa364243(VS.85).aspx. I've included the full program listing below. Thanks in advance for any hints!

    // TestWfp.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.
    #include "stdafx.h"
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    //#include <Winsock2.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <stdio.h>
    //#include <conio.h>
    //#include <strsafe.h>
    #include <iostream>
    #include <Fwpmu.h>
    using namespace std;
    #define SESSION_NAME L"SDK Examples"
    #define BAIL_ON_ERROR(x) if (result != ERROR_SUCCESS) { cout << x << endl; goto CLEANUP; }
    DWORD Install(
    			  __in const GUID* providerKey,
    			  __in PCWSTR providerName,
    			  __in const GUID* subLayerKey,
    			  __in PCWSTR subLayerName
    	DWORD result = ERROR_SUCCESS;
    	HANDLE engine = NULL;
    	FWPM_SESSION0 session;
    	FWPM_PROVIDER0 provider;
    	FWPM_SUBLAYER0 subLayer;
    	memset(&session, 0, sizeof(session));
    	// The session name isn't required but may be useful for diagnostics.
    	session.displayData.name = SESSION_NAME;
    	// Set an infinite wait timeout, so we don't have to handle FWP_E_TIMEOUT
    	// errors while waiting to acquire the transaction lock.
    	session.txnWaitTimeoutInMSec = INFINITE;
    	// The authentication service should always be RPC_C_AUTHN_DEFAULT.
    	result = FwpmEngineOpen0(
    	// We add the provider and sublayer from within a single transaction to make
    	// it easy to clean up partial results in error paths.
    	result = FwpmTransactionBegin0(engine, 0);
    	memset(&provider, 0, sizeof(provider));
    	// The provider and sublayer keys are going to be used repeatedly when
    	// adding filters and other objects. It's easiest to use well-known GUIDs
    	// defined in a header somewhere, rather than having BFE generate the keys.
    	provider.providerKey = *providerKey;
    	// For MUI compatibility, object names should be indirect strings. See
    	// SHLoadIndirectString for details.
    	provider.displayData.name = (PWSTR)providerName;
    	// Since we always want the provider and sublayer to be present, it's
    	// easiest to add them as persistent objects during install.  Alternatively,
    	// we could add non-persistent objects every time our service starts.
    	provider.flags = FWPM_PROVIDER_FLAG_PERSISTENT;
    	result = FwpmProviderAdd0(engine, &provider, NULL);
    	// Ignore FWP_E_ALREADY_EXISTS. This allows install to be re-run as needed
    	// to repair a broken configuration.
    	if (result != FWP_E_ALREADY_EXISTS)
    	memset(&subLayer, 0, sizeof(subLayer));
    	subLayer.subLayerKey = *subLayerKey;
    	subLayer.displayData.name = (PWSTR)subLayerName;
    	// Link all our other objects to our provider. When multiple providers are
    	// installed on a computer, this makes it easy to determine who added what.
    	subLayer.providerKey = (GUID*)providerKey;
    	// We don't care what our sublayer weight is, so we pick a weight in the
    	// middle and let BFE assign the closest available.
    	subLayer.weight = 0x8000;
    	result = FwpmSubLayerAdd0(engine, &subLayer, NULL);
    	if (result != FWP_E_ALREADY_EXISTS)
    	// Once all the adds have succeeded, we commit the transaction to persist
    	// the new objects.
    	result = FwpmTransactionCommit0(engine);
    	// FwpmEngineClose0 accepts null engine handles, so we needn't precheck for
    	// null. Also, when closing an engine handle, any transactions still in
    	// progress are automatically aborted, so we needn't explicitly abort the
    	// transaction in error paths.
    	return result;
    int main2() {
    	GUID guid;
    	RPC_STATUS status = UuidCreate(&guid);
    	if (status != RPC_S_OK) throw 0;
    	cout << Install(&guid, L"MyProvider", &guid, L"MySubLayer") << endl;
    	return 0;

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:33 PM