Windows Firewall doesn't save any changes - keeps reverting to defaults

Issue

All changes to Windows Firewall (application, port rules, etc.) stop working and disappear from UI few seconds after they were added. The same happens if Windows Firewall is disabled completely - few seconds later it gets re-enabled.

Following Info level event are constantly getting logged in Windows Applications and Services Logs:

Event ID: 2032
Log Name: Microsoft / Windows / Windows Firewall With Advanced Security / Firewall
Source: Windows Firewall With Advanced Security
Description
Windows Firewall has been reset to its default configuration.
ModifyingUser: SYSTEM
ModifyingApplication: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\netsh.exe

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Send Automatic Replies (Out of Office) to external recipients only

Outlook / Exchange Out of Office Auto-Reply system allows to send automatic replies to either internal senders only (Inside My Organization) or internal and external senders (Outside My Organization). There is no option to send auto responses to external senders only.

As a workaround you can use mailbox rules to replicate this missing functionality.

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Outlook 2010 - Cannot display AutoArchive - Path does not exist

Issue

Cannot open Auto Archive feature in Microsoft Outlook 2010. Trying to open Folder > Auto Archive Settings brings following error:

Cannot display 'AutoArchive" page. This page will remain visible, but is not available. Path does not exist. Verify the path is correct.

As the message suggests, Inbox Properties dialog opens, but AutoArchive tab is not clickable.

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MS Outlook search broken - Search results may be incomplete because...

Issue

Outlook 2010 search shows below warning and doesn't return any recent emails in the search results.

Search results may be incomplete because items are still being indexed. Click here for more details.

Indexing status shows number of items than need to be indexed and that number slowly increases. It looks all new items go into indexing queue but never get indexed.

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