Uninstalling Web Sites, Applications, and Virtual Directories

InstallShield 2020 » Internet Information Services

Project:This information applies to the following project types:

Basic MSI
InstallScript MSI
Merge Module

Web sites that are created by an installation are never removed unless both of the following conditions are true:

The Web site no longer contains applications or virtual directories.
The value for the Delete on Uninstall setting for the Web site in the Internet Information Services view is Yes.

Note:If a Web site is associated with a component, the Delete on Uninstall setting for the Web site corresponds with the Permanent setting for that component in a Basic MSI, DIM, InstallScript MSI, or Merge Module project, or with the Uninstall setting for that component in an InstallScript project. That is, if you select or clear the Delete on Uninstall setting for a Web site, InstallShield automatically updates the value of the component’s Permanent setting or Uninstall setting, as appropriate.

If a component is uninstalled, all of its Web sites, applications, and virtual directories are uninstalled. A component is not uninstalled if it is configured to be permanent. For more information, see Specifying Whether a Component’s Files and Other Associated Data Are Uninstalled During Uninstallation.