MSSQL$MSFW service does not start anymore

Hello,

I am running ISA Server 2006 on a Windows Server 2003. Everything seems to be working. The firewall service starts, the publishing rules works and the VPNs. I can also make changes to the ISA Server configuration. But yesterday after patching the server I recognized that this service is set to start automatic but does not run. So I tried to start it manually but it right away stops with following warning:
" The MSSQL$MSFW service on <servername> started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they hae no work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alerts service.

I checked the event logs but there is nothing logged at all.

I wonder now if I should be concerned about the fact that the service does not run or is the SQL instance only being used for logging which we do not use?

Thank you
Mc2102
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Justin OwensConnect With a Mentor ITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
There are a couple options....

Make sure that the logging in the ISA is set to file, W3C.  Then modify the installation of the ISA and remove the Advance logging then reboot.  

If that doesn't work....

Export the ISA configuration.  Remove the service completely.  Add it back.  Restore the configuration.

Justin
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Mc2102Author Commented:
I should also say that I have no idea that since when we are not able to start the service anymore. Since everything seems to be working it could me month ago when the service broke.
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Mc2102Author Commented:
Justin,

So is the SQL instance \ service used by ISA server only for logging?

Marcus

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Justin OwensConnect With a Mentor ITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
As far as I know... Yes.  The caveat to that is, of course, no one can know everything.
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Mc2102Author Commented:
One of the solutions above might work but since only the logging feature is being affected which we are not to much concerned about I decided to leave the ISA server alone. I might end up with a ISA server which does not work at all.

Thanks a lot of your help.
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