I'd like to remove IIS from Windows Server 2012 R2, but when I go to Add Roles and Features the option for Web Server (IIS) is greyed out and I can't un-tick it.

I've installed all the updates Windows suggested via Windows Update.

I found this: Can't remove iis from Windows Server 2012 R2

...but when I download and run that update I get:

The update is not applicable to your computer.

Why am I not able to remove IIS..? How can I uninstall it..?


Ok, although lots of people said to go to Add Roles and Features and un-tick IIS, there is actually an option called Remove Roles and Features, which worked.

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    Yes, you open the "Add Roles and Features" wizard and you can see the "Remove Roles and Features" option on the first screen. Very easy to miss. – Salman A Apr 26 '18 at 14:24

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