How to Manually uninstall IMF v1 ?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Tony, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Tony

    Tony Guest


    I have run into a problem, was to upgrade Exchange to SP2 for a
    customer, but IMF v1 is installed, and sure I know that it needs to be
    uninstalled prior to the upgrade, the "got me" is that it neeeds to be
    uninstalled from the same account that originally installed it, now
    that account has been deleted, so I don´t see IMF in the "add remove
    programs" at all. Surely there must be a way to uninstall it manually,
    anyone have the details?

    thx / Tony
    Tony, Sep 15, 2006
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  2. You could try reinstalling it with the real Administrator account, and
    then uninstalling it there.
    Steve Foster [SBS MVP], Sep 15, 2006
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    The fact that you don't see the old IMF listed in AddRemove Programs most
    likely means that it is not installed on your server. You'd still see it in
    there even if it was installed under different credentials.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 15, 2006
  4. Tony

    Tony Guest

    Hmm, I did read somewhere that it does onlu show when logged in to the
    same account that originally installed it, can´t find the link right
    now sure about this?

    thx / Tony
    Tony, Sep 15, 2006
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    I wouldn't put money on it, no, but I've never seen any application that
    won't show up in Add/Remove Programs for any user who can open said
    applet...especially an MS one. Whether another user can actually uninstall
    it, may be another question entirely.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 15, 2006
  6. In Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
    Crap, I hit 'send' too fast. I had thought I modified this - ignore what I

    See -
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 15, 2006
  7. Tony

    Tony Guest

    Thx much Lawrence for the link, that at least showed me correct on the
    assumption that IMF v1 needs to be uninstalled from same account that
    initially installed it.

    This is damn strange, I wen´t ahead to install Exchange SP2 anyway,
    and no error about the IMF v1 during the install, however I had error
    for the "messaging and collaboration part", and afterwards when
    looking in the log file I notice this!

    "Service Pack 2 for Exchange Server 2003 includes an updated version
    of the Microsoft Exchange Intelligent Message Filter. An earlier
    version of the Exchange Intelligent Message Filter has been detected
    on this system and this earlier version must be uninstalled before
    applying Service Pack 2. -- ID:64692 --"

    Why the heck didn´t the install stop and warn me at all, any clue?
    Anyway, I then followed "Shashanks" manual way to uninstall IMF v1,
    after this rebooted and wen´t on and tried the upgrade to SP2 again,
    same , but this time no sign of the error about IMF v1 left on the
    system anymore, so I believe that "Shashanks" manual way to uninstall
    it wen´t OK, and leeds me to suspect there´s a different Issue that
    stops me from upgrading the "messaging and collaboration" part.
    Any clues on that one?
    The system seems to work at least, but I wanna solve this A.S.A.P.

    Oh and where can I find IMF v1, it seems vanished from the least I can´t find it.

    Tony, Sep 15, 2006
  8. Tony

    Tony Guest

    Of corse I know that Don, however I don´t know exactly which keys, and
    I dpn´t wanna take a chance on it as it´s a customers server, so do
    you know the exact ones?

    Tony, Sep 16, 2006
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    Check the link I posted.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Sep 16, 2006
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