Remove an Output Caching Rule (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

When you create an output cache rule for a server, site, or application, you can remove the rule later. For example, you create a cache rule to cache Active Server Pages (ASP) files, but later decide that you do not want to cache those files any longer.


For information about the levels at which you can perform this procedure, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required to perform this procedure, see Output Caching Feature Requirements (IIS 7).

Exceptions to feature requirements

  • None

To removed an output cache rule

You can perform this procedure using the user interface (UI) or a command line.

To use the UI

  1. Open IIS Manager and navigate to the level you want to manage. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7). For information about navigating to locations in the UI, see Navigation in IIS Manager (IIS 7).

  2. In the Features view, double-click Output Caching.

  3. On the Output Caching page, select the output cache rule that you want to remove.

  4. Click Remove in the Actions pane, and then click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.

Command Line

To <do_something>, use the following syntax:

appcmd command object parameter:value | parameter:variable | parameter:option1 | option2

The variable <variable_name> is <description_of_variable>. For example, to <do_something_specific>, type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

appcmd <exact_command_to_accomplish_the_procedure>


When you use Appcmd.exe to configure the <element_name> element at the global level in IIS 7, you must specify /commit:WEBROOT in the command so that configuration changes are made to the root Web.config file instead of ApplicationHost.config.

For more information about Appcmd.exe, see Appcmd.exe (IIS 7).


The procedure in this topic affects the following configuration elements:


For more information about IIS 7 configuration, see IIS 7.0: IIS Settings Schema on MSDN.

See Also


Configure an Output Caching Rule Using Headers (IIS 7)
Configure an Output Caching Rule Using Query Strings (IIS 7)