Windows Security Log Event ID 5031
Operating Systems Windows 2008 R2 and 7
Windows 2012 R2 and 8.1
Windows 2016 and 10
Category
 • Subcategory
Object Access
 • Filtering Platform Packet Drop
Type Failure
Corresponding events
in Windows 2003
and before
 
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5031: The Windows Firewall Service blocked an application from accepting incoming connections on the network.

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It's strange that this event refers to "Windows Firewall Service" when it is supposed to be a Filtering Platform Connection event.  Windows Firewall is built on top of the Windows Filtering Platform.  Perhaps it's because there is not Windows Firewall subcategory for connection type events.

At any rate as the description says, Windows Firewall prevented an application from accepting incoming connections due to absence of an appropriate Exception in the current profile's policy.

  • Profiles:  %1
  • Application:  %2

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The Windows Firewall Service blocked an application from accepting incoming connections on the network.

Profiles:  Public
Application:  C:\windows\system32\tcpsvcs.exe

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