You cannot remove ISA Server 2006 updates on a computer that is running ISA Server 2006 Configuration Storage Server or the ISA Server Management MMC snap-in

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that you use as a Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 Configuration Storage Server or as a management console. You do not use this computer as an ISA server.
  • You install an ISA update or a service pack on this computer.
  • You open the “Add or Remove Programs” item in Control Panel to remove this update.

In this scenario, you find that a Remove button does not appear in the ISA Server 2006 update entry in the Currently installed programs list. In this entry, a note states the following:

This update cannot be removed.

If you try to remove the update manually, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:

Setup failed while trying to get server settings from the Configuration Storage server required for the installation.

This also applies to ISA 2006 SP1.

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Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Microsoft Security Architect / Technical Writer
Prowess Consulting

PROWESS CONSULTING documentation | integration | virtualization
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MVP — Forefront Edge Security (ISA/TMG/UAG)

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