“Group cannot be specified along with other identification conditions.”
// October 31st, 2008 // Windows Server Core 2008
While using server core yesterday I came across another interesting error. I was attempting to update a firewall rule and I kept receiving this error:
“Group cannot be specified along with other identification conditions”
I double checked my spelling and syntax and everything looked right. Take a look at the picture below, can you see my mistake?
It turns out it was actually a pretty dumb issue, but an easy one to overlook. I had copy and pasted the command in from a webpage, and the quotes must have been Microsoft Word style quotes. I deleted the quotes, re-ran the command, and success! It’s a minor issue that was easy to overlook. In this case it was quick to find and fix, but it reminded me of the days when I searched for an error in my .NET code only to see that two single quotes ” looked like one ” double quote character. It took forever to find the error because everything appeared right, but of course it wasn’t.