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Remove a Provider (IIS 7)

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

Remove a provider in IIS when your application no longer uses a provider-based service to store data in a database or other data store.

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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 Providers 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 Providers.

  3. On the Providers page, select the provider type from the Feature drop-down list.

  4. On the Providers page, select the provider you want to remove, click Remove in the Actions pane, and then click Yes.

To remove a provider, use the following syntax:

appcmd set config /commit:MACHINE /section: provider /-"provider. [name=' string ']"

The variable provider is the provider feature, for example, membership for .NET User providers, roleManager for .NET Role providers, or profile for .NET Profile providers. The variable name string is the name of the provider that you want to remove.

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

The procedure in this topic affects the following configuration element:

  • <providers>

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:

  • RoleManagerSection.Remove method

  • MembershipSection.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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