Security Exception Uninstalling or Configuring WSS displays an error message in application event log stating “Failed to unprovision the SharePoint Central Administration Web Application”.
I ran into this error the other day with a botched install of Windows SharePoint Services Infrastructure update. I could neither uninstall or run SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard
I tried everything from deleting the web application’s, app pools, to granting additional permissions to the IIS Admin com objects. Nothing worked until I uninstalled the Windows Internal Database per an Msft article I can no longer find. Viola, I was unable to uninstall and re-install SharePoint without issue.
Ulysses Ludwig is a SharePoint architect with over 16 years in the IT and computer industry. Ulysses' primary focus is SharePoint but he dabbles in the latest web technologies and likes to develop software in his spare time.