Delete Web application using PowerShell in SharePoint 2016

To delete SharePoint Web application using PowerShell use this cmdlet:

How to Delete a Web Application and All its zones?

#Web Application URL to delete
$WebAppURL="http://sharepoint.company.com" 

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Remove-SPWebApplication -identity $WebAppURL -Confirm

This deletes the entire Web application and its all zones:

Remove Web Application Along with All its Databases and IIS Web Site:

To remove the Web application along with its content databases and the IIS Web site, use the switches: -DeleteIISSite and -RemoveContentDatabases

#Web Application URL to delete
$WebAppURL="http://sharepoint.company.com" 

#Remove the web application and its databases & IIS Web Application
Remove-SPWebApplication -identity $WebAppURL -Confirm -DeleteIISSite -RemoveContentDatabases
delete sharepoint web application using powershell

Delete the Extended Web Application zone:

To Removes the Extended Web Application zone, say: Internet, use:

#Web Application URL to delete
$WebAppURL="http://sharepoint.company.com" 

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Get-SPWebApplication http://sitename | Remove-SPWebApplication -Zone "Internet" -Confirm
Make sure you logged in as a “Farm Administrator” with “Shell Access” rights to delete web applications using PowerShell

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

2 thoughts on “Delete Web application using PowerShell in SharePoint 2016

  • February 3, 2021 at 9:13 PM

    Hi, If i’m specifying the “Zone”, but still in the confirm message, the name of the zone is the default one, how can I aim to the correct one (Custom)…

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  • February 10, 2017 at 6:01 AM

    Great guide and easy to follow! Thank you so much!

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