Deleting an iSCSI Target

Applies To: Microsoft iSCSI Software Target

You can delete an iSCSI target from the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target snap-in. Deleting an iSCSI target does not delete any virtual disk that is accessed by the target, but the virtual disk is unavailable to any iSCSI initiator. If you delete an iSCSI target, you cannot restore it, but you can create a new target and configure it to access the same virtual disks.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.


Log off the initiator server (disconnect the iSCSI connection in the iSCSI Initiator utility in Control Panel) before deleting an iSCSI target.

To delete an iSCSI target

  1. In Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, in the console tree, click iSCSI Targets.

  2. In the results pane, right-click the iSCSI target, and then click Delete iSCSI Target.

  3. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.

Additional considerations

  • You must be a member of the local Administrators group to perform these tasks.

  • To open iSCSI Software Target, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Microsoft iSCSI Software Target. (Another way to open iSCSI Software Target is to click Start, click Run, and then type iscsitarget.msc.)

Additional references

Creating and Managing iSCSI Targets