Updated: January 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection

There can be up to four Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) entries in the Control Panel depending on the installation options selected during Setup. This topic provides step-by-step instructions for uninstalling each FEP feature from a server.

The following table is a list of the Control Panel entries.


Control Panel entry Description

Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection

The FEP client software

Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Console

The FEP console extensions for Configuration Manager

Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Reporting

The FEP reporting role

Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Server

The FEP site server extensions for Configuration Manager

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

  2. Select each FEP entry, and then click Uninstall.

    Uninstall does not delete the FEP reporting database in case you want to install FEP again and reuse the historical data. The following files are not deleted on the computer running SQL Server where the FEP reporting database resides:

    • FEPDW_XXX.mdf

    • FEPDW_XXX_log.ldf

    If you want to delete these database files, delete the FEPDW_XXX database using the SQL Server management console.

The following table is a list of known uninstall issues and their resolutions.


Issue Cause Resolution

Uninstalling FEP on the parent site while FEP is also installed on child sites disrupts FEP functionality on the child sites.

The uninstall removes elements that are used by the child sites, such as policies and configuration baselines. This prevents the transmission of dashboard, reporting, and alerts data from flowing up to the child sites.

Repair the Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Reporting installation via the Control Panel on all of the children sites.

Uninstalling the FEP site server extensions on the Configuration Manager site server while the FEP reporting role is installed disrupts the FEP reporting role.

The uninstall removes the FEP Collections node, including the collections nodes used by the reporting role.

Repair the Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Reporting installation via the Control Panel.