Remove-SPServiceApplication

Deletes the specified service application on the local server.

Syntax

Remove-SPServiceApplication
      [-Identity] <SPServiceApplicationPipeBind>
      [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-RemoveData]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-SPServiceApplication cmdlet deletes the specified service application from the farm.

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Examples

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C:\PS>Remove-SPServiceApplication 053c34be-d251-488c-8e94-644eae94da26 -RemoveData

This example deletes the service application and its database.

The service application GUID is unique to every farm. You can run the Get-SPServiceApplication cmdlet to see the GUID of the service applications and then use the result from the Get-SPServiceApplication cmdlet for other SPServiceApplication cmdlets; for example, or Publish-SPServiceApplication.

Required Parameters

-Identity

Specifies the GUID of the service application to remove.

Type:SPServiceApplicationPipeBind
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016

Optional Parameters

-AssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

Type:SPAssignmentCollection
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-RemoveData

Deletes all databases and other data associated with the service application.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-WhatIf

Displays a message that describes the effect of the command instead of executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016