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Disable the File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) driver

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Created by Interspire Import, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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This article provides brief information and steps to disable the File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) driver.

The FIM driver is installed and enabled during a LEM agent installation to a Windows machine. It allows the FIM connector to read and collect file auditing events from a Windows host. 

The FIM driver is disabled for troubleshooting purposes only. Contact your administrator to check for any security policies before performing the following steps. 


LEM 6.0.0 and later


Disable FIM driver from the LEM Console: 

  1. Log into your LEM console.
  2. Go to Manage > Nodes.
  3. Select the agents you want the FIM driver to disable on startup. 
    To select multiple agents, press and hold the Ctrl key.
  4. Click the FIM Driver Control drop-down and select Disable driver on agent startup.

The FIM driver should now be disabled from your LEM console. 


Disable FIM driver from the local machine:

  1. Open the Command Prompt (CMD) with administrator rights.
  2. Run the following command:
  • 32-bit Windows  - C:\Windows\System32\ContegoSPOP\FIM
  • 64-bit Windows  - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ContegoSPOP\FIM

  3. Double-click the FIM uninstall script in the following location:

  • 32-bit Windows - C:\Windows\System32\ContegoSPOP\FIM\uninstall_driver.bat
  • 64-bit Windows - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ContegoSPOP\FIM\uninstall_driver.bat

The FIM driver should now be disabled from your local machine. 

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