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Uninstalling

 

Applies to: Forefront Protection for SharePoint

Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-01

To uninstall Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) log on to the computer on which it is installed using the same account (or one with similar privileges) with which you installed FPSP. You can uninstall FPSP by using the Add or Remove Programs option in Control Panel, or you can start the uninstall program from the command prompt.

To uninstall from Control Panel
  1. Ensure that the Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint Administrator Console is not running or open.

    noteNote:
    In previous versions of FPSP, you were required to stop the Microsoft Forefront Server Protection Controller service prior to uninstalling FPSP. This is no longer the case.
  2. In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.

  3. In the Currently installed programs list, click Microsoft Forefront Server Protection, and then click Remove. Click Yes in order to confirm the deletion.

  4. On the Uninstall Complete page, click Finish.

  5. Any settings that you have made still remain in the configuration file in the Microsoft Forefront Protection for SharePoint folder in Program Files (x86) (or whatever folder you installed to). The incidents database file, Statistics.xml file, and your licensing information also remain.
    If you will be reinstalling FPSP and want to retain those settings, do nothing.
    If you will not be reinstalling FPSP or you want to start with fresh settings, delete that folder.
    If you are not planning to reinstall FPSP, restart the stopped SharePoint services.

To uninstall from a command prompt
  1. Ensure that FPSP is not running.

    noteNote:
    In previous versions of FPSP, you were required to stop the Microsoft Forefront Server Protection Controller service prior to uninstalling FPSP. This is no longer the case.
  2. From the command prompt, start the uninstall program in one of the following ways:

    • Interactive uninstall (UI)—Type the following: Msiexec /x {823E3BED-156C-402A-9937-4040D02F3AE5} REMOVEDATA=1
    • Passive uninstall—Type the following: Msiexec /passive /x {823E3BED-156C-402A-9937-4040D02F3AE5} REMOVEDATA=1
    • Silent uninstall—Type the following: Msiexec /quiet /x {823E3BED-156C-402A-9937-4040D02F3AE5} REMOVEDATA=1
    noteNote:
    To remove the data when uninstalling, set the optional REMOVEDATA=1 flag. It is case-sensitive and must be uppercase.
  3. Any settings that you have made still remain in the configuration file in the Microsoft Forefront Protection for SharePoint folder in Program Files (or whatever folder you installed to). The incidents database file, Statistics.xml file, and your licensing information also remain.

    If you will be reinstalling FPSP and want to retain those settings, do nothing.
    If you will not be reinstalling FPSP or you want to start with fresh settings, delete that folder.
    If you are not planning to reinstall FPSP, restart the stopped SharePoint services.

 
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