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We have two web servers : nevWeb nevDev. I needed to reinstall IIS on dev and removed it from web instead. This is where our entire intranet is. As of now everything is still accessable but it asked for a restart to finish the removal. I am afraid if it restarts everything is going to be gone.

Advice please

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Define "everything" - a removal of IIS doesn't remove the web site files, just the IIS role. – Shane Madden Jan 6 '12 at 20:37
So it does not delete inetpub? Also, the intranet will be offline – needhelp12s Jan 6 '12 at 20:40
Isn't it offline already? – Shane Madden Jan 6 '12 at 20:44
I think he has it "removed" but it wants to reboot to actually finish the installer housekeeping. – Bart Silverstrim Jan 6 '12 at 20:45 – Iain Jan 6 '12 at 20:47

A) Do you have good backups in place?

B) Removing IIS Shouldn't have deleted your websites, just the IIS role, so you should be able to restore it.

C) Be ready to restore from backups just in case.

D) I'd make copies of everything in the subfolders with your content, just in case.

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So I should just be able to readd the role and throw all the files in the inetpub directory? – needhelp12s Jan 6 '12 at 20:48
That's the theory...but make no guarantees. See parts A and C. And D. – Bart Silverstrim Jan 6 '12 at 20:52
What is the worst case scenario? – needhelp12s Jan 6 '12 at 20:54
You lose the website and rebuild from scratch. – Bart Silverstrim Jan 6 '12 at 20:55
If you have backups, you have a PITA getting restored data back in place after restoring the role. – Bart Silverstrim Jan 6 '12 at 20:55

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