Prevent IIS installation

“This policy setting prevents installation of Internet Information Services (IIS) on this computer. If you enable this policy setting Internet Information Services (IIS) cannot be installed and you will not be able to install Windows components or applications that require IIS. Users installing Windows components or applications that require IIS might not receive a warning that IIS cannot be installed because of this Group Policy setting. Enabling this setting will not have any effect on IIS if IIS is already installed on the computer. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting IIS can be installed as well as all the programs and applications that require IIS to run. “

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> IIS # PreventIISInstall

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Information Services


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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