You cannot use the ISA Server administration COM objects to delete a rule in ISA Server 2004

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Symptoms
In Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004, you use the ISA Server administration COM objects to delete a rule. However, the rule is not deleted.
Cause
This problem may occur if the following conditions are true:
  • The rule name contains non-English uppercase letters.
  • The application changes the locale.
Note The ISA Server COM code that handles rule names is locale-sensitive.
Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
891024 How to obtain the latest ISA Server 2004 service pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix on ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition, you must have ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version         Size       File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   03-May-2005  12:33  4.0.2163.266    3,533,584  Msfpccom.dll    
Workaround
To work around this problem, use only English uppercase letters in rule names.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in ISA Server 2004. This problem was first corrected in Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Service Pack 2.
More information
For more information about how to install ISA Server 2004 hotfixes and updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
885957 How to install ISA Server hotfixes and updates
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Article ID: 899137 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 14:55:16 - Revision: 5.0

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