SharePoint Tip of the Day – Unextend a web application

I always went the hard way, removing the AAM entry and deleting the IIS website, thinking blindly that SharePoint would understand my unfriendly actions but there is a way, if you don’t fear to click on delete on your primary (non extended) web application !


  1. Go to the Central Administration
  2. Go to Application Management section
  3. Select the web application that the extended web app was extended from
  4. Click on the small arrow under delete and select Remove SharePoint from IIS Web Site
  5. Specify the relevant extension to delete
  6. Check to delete the IIS Web site

I had to manually deleted the site from IIS even if I checked the option, but at least the configuration database is now in a cleaner state.


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