Uninstalling an instance in KIM

You can use Kentico Installation Manager to uninstall Kentico 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 check boxes below.
      • file system – deletes the instance's project folder and files, services (Health Monitor and Scheduler) and diagnostic tools (removes performance counters and event log sources).

        Note: MVC sites run using a separate web project from the Kentico administration interface. KIM only deletes MVC 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.


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