Uninstalling Forefront Protection Server Management Console


Topic Last Modified: 2010-12-14

To uninstall the Microsoft Forefront Protection Server Management Console (FPSMC), log on to the server on which it is installed using local administrator credentials. You can uninstall the FPSMC using either Windows Add/Remove Programs or by running Setup.exe. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the removal process. When uninstalling from the Setup.exe command, Setup.exe will return you to the installation Welcome page once the uninstall process is complete. To reinstall the FPSMC, go through the steps described in the Installing the Forefront Protection Server Management Console topic. To quit the Setup without reinstalling the FPSMC click Cancel.

When you uninstall the FPSMC, you are asked if you would like to keep the FPSMC data. By default, the data is retained. If you decide not to keep the data, the data is cleared and the databases, FPSMCData and FPSMCReport, are removed.

When you uninstall the FPSMC you must also manually uninstall the FPSMC agents from each of the managed servers.