Remove-SPWebApplication

Deletes the specified Web application.

Syntax

Remove-SPWebApplication
      [-Identity] <SPWebApplicationPipeBind>
      -Zone <SPUrlZone>
      [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-DeleteIISSite]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-SPWebApplication
      [-Identity] <SPWebApplicationPipeBind>
      [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-DeleteIISSite]
      [-RemoveContentDatabases]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

This cmdlet contains more than one parameter set. You may only use parameters from one parameter set and you may not combine parameters from different parameter sets. For more information about how to use parameter sets, see Cmdlet Parameter Sets (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=187810).

The Remove-SPWebApplication cmdlet deletes the Web application specified by the Identity and Zone parameters. If no zone is provided, the entire Web application and all zones are removed.

For permissions and the most current information about Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Products, see the online documentation at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=251831 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=251831).

Examples

------------------EXAMPLE 1-----------------------

C:\PS>Get-SPWebApplication http://sitename | Remove-SPWebApplication -Zone "Internet" -Confirm

This example prompts and then removes the Internet zone Web application extension on the Web application at http://sitename. This command does not remove the content databases or the IIS Web site.

------------------EXAMPLE 2-----------------------

C:\PS>Remove-SPWebApplication http://sitename -Confirm -DeleteIISSite -RemoveContentDatabases

This example permanently removes the Web application, all content databases and the IIS Web site at http://sitename

Required Parameters

-Identity

Specifies the URL or name of the Web application to delete.

The type must be a valid URL, in the form http://server_name, or a valid name, in the form WebApplication-1212.

Type:SPWebApplicationPipeBind
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
-Zone

Specifies one of the five zones to be removed. If this parameter is not provided, all Web application zones are removed.

The type must be any one of the following values: Default, Intranet, Internet, Extranet, or Custom.

Type:SPUrlZone
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
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
-DeleteIISSite

Deletes the associated IIS Web sites. If this parameter is not provided, the IIS site is not removed.

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
-RemoveContentDatabases

Permanently deletes all associated content databases. If this parameter is not provided, no content databases are removed.

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