No more need for Windows Server IIS? Want to remove IIS completely from Windows Server using PowerShell? Start your PowerShell console as admin, and issue the following command in PowerShell:

Uninstall-WindowsFeature -Remove Web-Server

This will completely remove Internet Information Services (IIS) and its configuration! If you want to remove IIS web server, and be able to reinstall it later on, don't use the -Remove parameter:

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Web-Server

Uninstalls specified Windows Server roles, role services, and features from a computer that is running Windows Server 2012 R2. By adding the Remove parameter, also deletes feature files, or payload, from a computer. This cmdlet replaces Remove-WindowsFeature, the cmdlet that was used to uninstall roles, role services, and features in Windows Server 2008 R2.


If the Uninstall-WindowsFeature fails you can always resort to DISM's Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature. To remove or disable IIS-Webserver and its parent role IIS-WebServerRole:

Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -NoRestart -FeatureName IIS-WebServerRole, IIS-WebServer

Before removing IIS from your server, don't forget to backup IIS and its configuration.


  1. EL FLE

    This removes the install files also so be careful if you’re just trying to remove the tools but want to be able to install again without having to point at alternative media

    • Thank you El Fle for your comment, I’ve updated the post a bit.

  2. SCCM admin

    +1 worked for me also

  3. JKK

    The One-And-Only solution for my problem. Thanks!

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