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20-03-2012, 11:35 PM | Post: #1
Offline Iniquity666 
After a short period of connection to a server I get kicked by punk buster
RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe initialization failed is the error I constantly get

I have followed many suggestion from other threads and forums with no success
-Exceptions in Firewall and allow any port
-PnkBstrB.exe and PnkBstrB.exe in c:\windows\syswow64 are run as administrator
-PnkBstrB.exe in AppData\Local\PunkBuster\BFP4F\pb is set to run as administrator
-UAC is set to minimum
-Uninstalled PunkBuster from EA Games\Battlefield Play4Free\pb then restarted and reinstalled
-Avast! is not blocking it
-Manually updated PunkBuster
-Deleted everything under C:\Users\Computer\Documents\Battlefield Play4Free\mods\main\cache
Please help
(This post was last modified: 21-03-2012 12:57 AM by Iniquity666.)
23-03-2012, 11:49 AM | Post: #2
Offline Pavlo85 
Hi, what kind of OS you are using ? Win7(x64) ?. I had similar problem with it. Win7 block somehow PnkBstrB.exe process. Thats why PnkBstrA.exe cannot communicate with PnkBstrB.exe. I tried mostly everything, firewall rules etc. With no success . Finally I installed WinXP on my old laptop and there is no problem like this.
23-03-2012, 01:38 PM | Post: #3
Offline DeltaForce 
Punkbuster A/B both need to be in allowed exceptions of your firewall. Check your firewall, and if they are missing add them.

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11-11-2012, 11:52 PM | Post: #4
Offline dims.d3 
j'ai fait, mais toujours le même problème Sad
12-11-2012, 01:02 AM | Post: #5
Offline ZRD73 
Open the ports noted here http://battlefield.play4free.com/en/foru...?tid=59809
& always remember to run your browser as admin.. before you play

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13-11-2012, 01:26 PM | Post: #6
Offline [L3]GRNANDGLD 
If u are using IE be sure to get the 32 bit version as the 64 bit version won't be recognized by Punk Buster. And be sure your running your browser as ADMIN.

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21-12-2014, 04:17 AM | Post: #7
Offline 218918 
I know there is already a solution topic for PB problems but I have strong solution for the PB problem..

If before getting kicked off If you get this message "PB IMPORTANT: RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe driver failure (PnkBstrK.sys) ffab"

Then do as I say

Go to this address on your PC
in driver folder there are two folder called PNKBSTRK.SYS and PNKBSTRK.SYS.Mal
these folder contain one-one file.
Change the name of these folder like PNKBSTRK.SYS2 and PNKBTRK.SYS.Mal2
then copy the files from these folders and paste them in same folder.
Now run the test service from battlefield folder.
(Do all steps while game is not running)
If these things didn't worked for you people then you would get other message than "PB IMPORTANT: RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe driver failure (PnkBstrK.sys) ffab".
Believe me I had same problem
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