I have rebooted the server, for other reasons since, and as I have tried to export the settings again I get the same error, basically it appears as though it is backing it up, it gets about halfway and then gives the above error message, I would be grateful for some help / advice.
It is ISA Server 2006 SE, running on Windows Server 2003 R2, initially my ISA Server was Windows 2003 Server SP1 but the machine died and so I used a better spec server which had Windows 2003 R2 edition on.
The export and import of settings worked in order to get it going, It just seems weird that it is doing this. I really would like to get it sorted soon so I hope this helps.
Thanks for your time
Just to add to above, I actually tried exporting the settings without ticking the two boxes to export user configuration with secure password and the backup worked, so it seems to be when i tick the two boxes and add a password to the export - then the problem happens, HTH :)
< Message edited by JesusisLord -- 6.Dec.2007 3:46:52 PM >
In case anyone else has this problem, I have found a solution. I'm not sure exactly what causes the problem, but it is related to the VendorParameterSet object within ISA Server storage.
In ISA Server 2006, this is stored in the registry hives HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\IsaStg_Eff1 and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\IsaStg_Eff1Policy
You can't modify these while the ISA services are running, and when you stop them, the hives go away. There is a workaround, but it will almost certainly hose any third party software installed on the ISA Server, because you will be deleting the VendorParameterSets.
Stop the ISA services with net stop isastg /y
Select File...Load Hive
Locate the file HiveEff1.dat under <ISA Installation Folder>\StgData
Enter IsaStg_Eff1 for the hive name
Select File... Load Hive
Locate the file HiveEff1Policy.dat under <ISA Installation Folder>\StgData
Enter IsaStg_Eff1Policy for the hive name
Navigate to the VendorParameterSets key underneath each of these newly loaded hives and delete all the keys UNDERNEATH each hive
Select each of the two hives and then select File... Unload Hive
Restart ISA Services...
< Message edited by ISAServerTools -- 10.Mar.2009 5:26:44 PM >