ok i finally got the system setup the way i wanted it (isa 2004), minus the sql logging. I wanted to change it from msde to sql 2005, sql 2005 is on a seperate server. i did a backup of the ISA server config from the ISA manager (right click the isa server, and choose backup). i created the db's, ran the scripts, followed the help file to the letter. i tried to configure ISA to log to the SQL server, and it didnt work.. ISA gave me an error. so, I restored my ISA box from the backup file, and now the Firewall service wont start. Event ID11004, even after a reboot im about to totally give up on getting it to log to SQL.. The last time this happened, I had to uninstall ISA, reinstall it, patch it, then do my restore. i know im an idiot.. but what in the world am i doing wrong?