Uninstalling an instance in KIM

You can use Kentico Xperience Installation Manager to uninstall Kentico Xperience instances, including their project folders in the file system, websites in IIS, and databases on a database server.

  1. Select the instance (or multiple instances) that you want to uninstall and click Uninstall on the main toolbar.

    • KIM displays a dialog box showing the name and path of the website to be uninstalled.
  2. Click Next.

  3. Choose which parts of the installation you want to uninstall:

    • Remove all – removes the instance completely, including its file system folder, IIS website, database, and registration in KIM.
    • Remove only the following items – removes only the parts of the installation selected by the checkboxes below.
      • file system – deletes the instance’s project folder and files, the Scheduler service (if installed), and diagnostic tools (event log sources).

        Note: MVC and Core sites run using a separate web project from the Xperience administration interface. KIM only deletes the project files if they are located within the same folder as the related administration interface project.

      • IIS – removes the instance’s websites from IIS. If the website is installed in a custom application pool not shared with another website, the pool is deleted as well.

      • database – removes the instance’s database from the database server.

      • remove instance from list after successful uninstallation – unregisters the instance from KIM so that it is no longer visible in the managed instances list.

  4. Click Uninstall.

KIM displays a log, showing the progress of the uninstallation.