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After patching a Windows 2003 server, I completely broke RightFax. How do I remove or uninstall the Windows updates I applied?

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Go into Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs. Make sure "Show updates" is checked. Then click on the update and click Remove.

Anders

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The little check box at the top I've completely ignored. –  smackaysmith Jun 24 '09 at 19:38

Just uninstall the patch from

Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

You'll have to check "Show updates" if it's not enabled to see all Windows Update patches.

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If you have more than one server/computer where you want to uninstall the update, you could do that using the WSUS console. If you're running into problems, see this forums thread: wsus.info/forums/index.php?showtopic=6984 –  splattne Jun 24 '09 at 9:06

Or alternatively, you could do it from Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel (but make sure that "Show Updates" is ticked)... ;)

All joking aside, be aware also that there are some updates that cannot be uninstalled.

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Go to add remove programs (appwiz.cpl) and tick the show updates box at the top. Then click the remove button beside the update you want to remove.

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Plenty of replies explaining how to remove the patch.

Here's something altogether more useful though - one of the June patches (don't have the KB with me right now) broke everyones RightFax servers, including a bunch of ours. Captaris (the RightFax vendor) is aware, and rushing out a new patch to fix their software.

Just thought you'd like to know.

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