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Remove a Custom HTTP Response Header (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Remove an HTTP response header when you no longer want a Web site to return the header content to the client.

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Removing a configuration setting removes the setting at the local level and from any child levels that inherit the setting.

For information about the levels at which you can perform this procedure, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required to perform this procedure, see HTTP Response Headers Feature Requirements (IIS 7).

Exceptions to feature requirements

  • None

You can perform this procedure by using the user interface (UI), by running Appcmd.exe commands in a command-line window, by editing the configuration files directly, or by writing WMI scripts.

  1. Open IIS Manager and navigate to the level you want to manage. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7). For information about navigating to locations in the UI, see Navigation in IIS Manager (IIS 7).

  2. In Features View, double-click HTTP Response Headers.

  3. On the HTTP Response Headers page, select the header that you want to remove.

  4. In the Actions pane, click Remove and then click Yes.

To remove a custom HTTP response header, use the following syntax:

appcmd set config /section:httpProtocol /-customHeaders.[name=' string ']

The variable namestring is the name of the header you want to remove. For example, to remove a response header named P3P, type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

appcmd set config /section:httpProtocol /-customHeaders.[name=' P3P ']

For more information about Appcmd.exe, see Appcmd.exe (IIS 7).

The procedure in this topic affects the following configuration elements:

<customHeaders>

For more information about IIS 7 configuration, see IIS 7.0: IIS Settings Schema on MSDN.

Use the following WMI classes, methods, or properties to perform this procedure:

  • HTTPProtocolSection.Remove method

For more information about WMI and IIS, see Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) in IIS 7. For more information about the classes, methods, or properties associated with this procedure, see the IIS WMI Provider Reference on the MSDN site.

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