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How do I manually uninstall FIM Portal and Service 2010 RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • I installed Forefront Identity Manager 2010 as follows:

    Server 1: FIM Sync Service

    Servers 2, 3: SharePoint Farm, FIM Portal and Service

    I've had issues from the installation. When installing FIM Portal and Service on Server 2 it failed to recognize fim sync service on server 1. We had FIM service unavailable errors in most usage scenarios (even though asmx returned service description). I was able to use RunAs different user to start browser as the service account used to install and run the FIM service, browse to the identity management site using http://localhost and saw the fim portal. I was never able to see the portal using DNS address or server name from the server 2 or any other computer on the network, or using any other account (although I checked the option to enable portal access for authenticated users).

    I tried to uninstall - this went through all the steps but failed during apply and did a rollback. However, subsequent attempts to change, repair or uninstall all fail with message that the site was not found, please create it...

    I would like to manually remove FIM Service and Portal and begin again. How do I manually remove FIM Service and Portal when uninstall fails?

    Thanks,

    David Saylor


    Wednesday, September 5, 2012 12:50 AM

All replies

  • Open the FIMSplash.htm file. Navigate to Change, repair, or remove installation page, click Remove.

    Hope it works well.

    -T.s


    Thuan Soldier
    SharePoint Vietnam | Blog | Twitter

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012 4:29 AM
  • That is exactly what I've been doing. However, all attempts to change, repair or uninstall all fail with message that the site was not found, please create it... Uninstall from Add/Remove programs also fails with no useful error message - hence, my question about manually removing it.


    • Edited by DavidSaylor Wednesday, September 5, 2012 12:08 PM
    Wednesday, September 5, 2012 12:02 PM
  • I would recommend figuring out how to delete FIM service (by default http://localhost:5725 first.

    Thuan Soldier
    SharePoint Vietnam | Blog | Twitter

    Thursday, September 6, 2012 2:49 AM
  • Hi,

    You can try from controll panel also. Add/Remove programes. But same window will appear.

    And 90% chances you are not using "Administrator" account.

    Is it?

    Regards,


    M. Irfan

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:42 PM
  • Did you ever find an answer to this?  I am in the same boat.  The Portal and Service are installed on a single machine.  The portal was working fine configured as SSL only, but when I am trying to upgrade I get an error about not being able to talk to http://localhost.  Disabling SSL now makes the whole Portal not work at all (even re-enabling SSL).  Need to remove and reinstall the Portal but now I can't because of this error.
    Friday, February 22, 2013 11:16 PM
  • You did check that the account you use has the correct rights in sharepoint? (WSS or Sharepoint foundation)
    Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:17 PM
  • Are you getting this error message while uninstalling FIM?



    FIM Portal and Service is trying to find a site which is not there anymore.  Just add  the url which FIM was looking into the Central Administration >> Alternate Access Mappings 

    Save and exit out from Central Administration and try to uninstall now and it should work.  It worked for me.

    http://aryannava.com/2014/03/26/how-do-i-manually-uninstall-fim-portal-and-service-2010/



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    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 7:09 PM
  • Are you getting this error message while uninstalling FIM?



    FIM Portal and Service is trying to find a site which is not there anymore.  Just add  the url which FIM was looking into the Central Administration >> Alternate Access Mappings 

    Save and exit out from Central Administration and try to uninstall now and it should work.  It worked for me.

    http://aryannava.com/2014/03/26/how-do-i-manually-uninstall-fim-portal-and-service-2010/



    Aryan Nava | Twitter: @cloudtxt | Blog: http://virtualizesharepoint.com
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    Aryan, you should convert your blog post into a Wiki article:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/23330.technet-guru-contributions-for-march.aspx

    Thanks!


    Ed Price, Power BI & SQL Server Customer Program Manager (Blog, Small Basic, Wiki Ninjas, Wiki)

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:25 AM
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