Deleting Web Sites Using Iisweb.vbs (IIS 6.0)
You can use the command-line script iisweb.vbs, which is stored in systemroot\System32, to delete IIS Web site configurations on local or remote computers running a member of the Windows Server 2003 family with IIS 6.0.
This command is useful if you plan to move the site to a new URL or server, or remove it entirely. The content within the site is unaffected by this command, but the site will be inaccessible to users.
You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to run scripts and executables. As a security best practice, log on to your computer by using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use the runas command to run your script or executable as an administrator. At a command prompt, type runas /profile /User:MyComputer\Administratorcmd to open a command window with administrator rights and then type cscript.exe ScriptName (include the script's full path and any parameters).
This topic includes the following information:
iisweb /delete WebSite [WebSite...][/s Computer [/u[Domain\]User/p Password]]
Required. Specifies the site name or metabase path of the Web site. Web sites must be uniquely identified. If more than one Web site has the same descriptive name, you must use the metabase path to identify the Web site.
Runs the script on the specified remote computer. Type the computer name or IP address without backslashes. By default, the script runs on the local computer.
Runs the script with the permissions of the specified user account. This account must be a member of the Administrators group on the remote computer. By default, the script runs with the permissions of the current user of the local computer.
Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.
The following example deletes a single Web site configuration on a local computer. The /s parameter is omitted because the local computer is the default setting. The /u and /p parameters are omitted because the current user of the local computer must be logged on as an administrator to run the command.
iisweb /delete "My First Novel"
In response, iisweb displays the following message indicating that the site configuration has been deleted, and identifying the Web site by its metabase path:
Connecting to server ...Done.
Server W3SVC/409413479 has been DELETED.
The following example deletes multiple Web site configurations from a remote computer. The "Finance", "Work Group", and "Logo" Web sites reside on SRV01. The command identifies the first two sites by name and the "Logo" Web site by its metabase path, "W3SVC/79116006". In addition, the command uses the /s parameter to specify the remote computer and the /u and /p parameters to run the commands with the permissions of the user's administrator account.
iisweb /delete Finance "Work Group" W3SVC/79116006 /s SRV01 /u Alice /p p@##word
In response, iisweb displays the following message indicating that the site configurations have been deleted, and identifying each Web site by its metabase path:
Connecting to server ...Done.
Server W3SVC/1977437537 has been DELETED.
Server W3SVC/1509060625 has been DELETED.
Server W3SVC/79116006 has been DELETED.