IIS 7 and Above
How to fully uninstall IIS 7.5?
Last post Jun 10, 2011 03:33 PM by shackjohn
Aug 04, 2010 11:27 AM|Tharriso|LINK
Aug 04, 2010 02:51 PM|Tharriso|LINK
1. Remove Web Server role. Reboot. 2. Upon reboot allow uninstall to complete. 3. Uninstall Windows Process Activation feature. Reboot. 4. Upon reboot allow uninstall to complete. 5. Reinstall IIS.
What I found was that if I removes the Windows Process Activation feature before I removed the Web Server role, then it would still remember my previous websites. The websites would show up in the UI, but will not start and the only items that show up in
the Features view are those that are listed in the Management group. Weird.
Aug 04, 2010 02:55 PM|Tharriso|LINK
Jun 10, 2011 03:33 PM|shackjohn|LINK
Thanks for this.
I had a similar situation but my follow-on experience was a little different.
I stopped the Windows Process Activation Service prior to uninstalling IIS 7.5. When I did that and rebooted after the IIS 7.5 uninstall (and removed the 'inetpub' directory), the ghost sites did not appear with the next installation of 7.5.