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Uninstalling

Updated: January 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection

There are two ways to uninstall Forefront Endpoint Protection from client computers:

  • By distributing the client uninstall package using Configuration Manager.

  • By manually running the uninstall wizard on the client computer using a user account that has local administrative credentials.

ImportantImportant:
Uninstalling Forefront Endpoint Protection does not change the firewall settings on the client computer.

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, expand System Center Configuration Manager, expand Site Database, expand Computer Management, and then click Collections.

  2. Right-click the collection from which you want to uninstall the Forefront Endpoint Protection client software, for example, All Systems, point to Distribute, and then click Software.

    The Distribute Software to Collection Wizard opens.

  3. On the Welcome page, click Next.

  4. On the Package page, click Select an existing package, click Browse, click the Microsoft Corporation FEP – Deployment 1.0 package, click OK, and then click Next.

  5. On the Distribution Points page, select the distribution points for the package, and then click Next.

    Configuration Manager uses distribution points to store the files needed by the Forefront Endpoint Protection client uninstall package in order for the uninstall program to run on client computers. For more information, see About Distribution Points (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=196840).

  6. On the Select Program page, select the Uninstall program, and then click Next.

  7. On the Advertisement Name page, enter a name that is less than 100 characters, and then click Next.

  8. On the Advertisement Subcollection page and on the Advertisement Schedule page, make your selections, and then click Next.

  9. On the Assign Program page, select Yes, assign the program, and then click Next.

  10. On the Summary page, review the Details, and then click Next.

  11. On the Wizard Completed page, click Close.

  12. If necessary, modify the advertisement configuration to suit your environment. For more information, see How to Modify an Advertisement (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=196841).

  1. In the Control Panel, start Programs and Features.

  2. Select Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, and then click Uninstall.

  3. On the Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Uninstall Wizard that appears, click Uninstall.

  4. When the wizard completes uninstall, click Finish.

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