Unable to Uninstall Web DAV publishing Feature in IIS Manager

RavillaVishal-4134 0 Reputation points
2024-06-20T15:11:04.91+00:00

I need help uninstalling the IIS feature (Web DAV publishing) from IIS Manager on a Windows 2019 core server. When I enter "uninstall-WindowsFeature Web-DAV-Publishing" in PowerShell, I receive an error message that says "Removal of one or more roles, role services, or features failed. The referenced assembly could not be found. Error: 0x80073701." Can someone provide a solution?

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  1. Sam Wu-MSFT 7,286 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-06-21T03:19:58.6866667+00:00

    @RavillaVishal-4134

    There are multiple reasons for this error, insufficient permission is one of them.

    Please make sure you run powershell with administrator to uninstall the IIS feature.


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  2. Abhijit Khule 0 Reputation points
    2024-06-21T03:39:33.54+00:00

    If you're encountering the error "Removal of one or more roles, role services, or features failed. The referenced assembly could not be found. Error: 0x80073701" when trying to uninstall the IIS Web DAV Publishing feature on a Windows Server 2019 Core using PowerShell, it typically indicates an issue with the Windows component store

    Run the System File Checker (SFC): Open PowerShell with administrative privileges and run the following command:

    Use the Deployment Imaging Service and Management Tool (DISM): If SFC finds issues but can’t fix them, use DISM to repair the Windows image. Run these commands one by one in PowerShell:

    Attempt to Remove the Feature Again: After the DISM commands complete successfully, try removing the Web DAV Publishing feature again:

    Ensure Windows Updates Are Installed:
    Clean Up the Component Store:

    Reboot the Server

    # Run SFC
    sfc /scannow
    # Run DISM commands
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    # Clean up component store
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    # Attempt to remove the feature again
    Uninstall-WindowsFeature Web-DAV-Publishing
    
    
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