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Delete Web Application
If you need to delete a web application, select it in the list, and click the Delete button. This will
take you to the page shown in Figure 10.33.
FIGURE 10.33
The Delete Web
Application page
Make sure you’re set to delete the right web application. If not, click Cancel. If you do
accidentally delete the wrong application, check Chapter 13, “Maintenance and Monitoring,” to see
how to restore from backup (that is assuming you made a backup).
When deleting the web application, you can choose to delete the associated Web Site in IIS
and/or delete the content database. Deleting the IIS Web Site will remove both the IIS Web Site
and the corresponding application pool from IIS—even if they are being used by another IIS
Web Site. Deleting the content database will truly delete the database in SQL. If you choose to
not delete the database, it will be detached from the web application, but not deleted in SQL, so
you can create a new web application and reattach it later. Content databases will be covered in
more detail later in this chapter.
If you click the Delete button’s drop-down menu, you’ll also see an option to simply remove
SharePoint from the IIS Web Site. This is used to “delete” any extensions you made for the web
application (also discussed in “Alternate Access Mapping”).
Let’s not delete anything here.
Web Application General Settings
The Web Application General Settings button has a drop-down menu that covers a lot of
options—just clicking the button will take you to the page shown in Figure 10.34. Other settings
pages available via this drop-down are Resource Throttling, Workflow, Outgoing E-Mail, Mobile
Account, and SharePoint Designer. This section will explore each of these pages and their
settings. These settings pages often have many options listed, more than can reasonably it in one
window without scrolling. The figures for these long pages may not display every setting
available because of this; however, all settings will be described regardless.
This page contains a large number of sections for configuration. Everything you see here will
apply to all the site collections and sites within the web application. Some of these settings are
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