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Remove a Local URL Authorization Rule (IIS 7)

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

Remove a local URL authorization rule when you no longer have to allow or deny the specific users or groups for which the rule was created.

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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 URL Authorization 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 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 Authorization Rules.

  3. Select the URL authorization rule you want to remove, and then click Remove in the Actions pane.

  4. In the Confirm Remove dialog box, click Yes.

To remove an authorization rule, use the following syntax:

appcmd set config /section:authorization /-"[accessType='Allow',users=' string ']"

The rule must match an existing rule exactly. For example, to remove an Allow rule for all users, type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

appcmd set config /section:authorization /-"[accessType='Allow',users='*']"

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

The procedure in this topic affects the following configuration elements:

<add> under <authorization>

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:

  • AuthorizationSection.Remove method

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    To delete an instance of this object, use the object’s Delete_ system method that it inherits from WMI. For more information about Delete_, see SWbemObject.Delete_ on the MSDN site.

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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