Windows Services May Fail to Start After Installing ISA 2004 SP3

In the following scenario, the Windows operating system may not run correctly after installing ISA Server 2004 Service Pack 3:

  1. ISA Server 2004 is installed on a computer which is a member of an Active Directory domain.
  2. The Enterprise Admins group (which exists by default on the Active Directory root domain)  has been assigned any of the following roles:

· ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition: ISA Server Enterprise Administrator role

· ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition: ISA Server Full Administrator role

     3. You install ISA Server 2004 Service Pack  3  and restart the computer.

For the cause and the resolution, check out the ISA Firewall Team blog at:

Also, you might see the same problem after installing the ISA 2006 Supportability Update. Check out for a solution



Thomas W Shinder, M.D.


Email: [email protected]

MVP — Microsoft Firewalls (ISA)

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