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Need minimal install of IIS on XP cpu for 2003 Exchange tools

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I have done a default full IIS install on my XP cpu to load Exchange 2003 admin tools to manage mail.  Now my IT Security team has scanned my cpu and says a full IIS installation is not necessary for the Exchange admin tools and I need to uninstall IIS and the Exchange admin tools and reinstall with the minimal IIS install.  They say i cannot have the IWAM_computername and IUSR_computername local accounts for security reasons and this is why i need to do a minimal install of IIS then load exchange tools again.

what are the steps to accomplish this?  i can't find it anywhere on the internet.
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The Exchange Admin tools should uninstall via add or remove programs
To Delete the IIS  itself use the process below

You will need Administrator rights on the local machine in order to do this


Remove IIS 5.0
To remove IIS 5.0, IIS follow these steps:
1.Locate the Iis5.log file. Rename it to IIS5_old.log.
2.Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
3.At the command prompt, type net stop iisadmin /y.
4.Stop all services that depend on IIS services. To determine what services depend on IIS services, follow these steps:

Note This IIS services are the IIS Admin Service, the World Wide Publishing Service, the Simple Mail Transport Server, the FTP Publishing Service, and the NNTP Publishing Service.
•Click Start, click Run, type Services.msc, and then click OK.
•Right-click the service that you want, and then click Properties.
•On the Dependencies tab, note the services listed in the The following system components depend on this service window.
5.In Task Manager, verify that Inetinfo.exe is not running. Also confirm that no processes that depend on IIS are running.
6.Click Start, click Run, type Appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
7.In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
8.In the Add/Remove Programs window, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
9.In the Components box of the Windows Components Wizard, click to clear the Internet Information Services (IIS) check box.
10.In the Windows Components Wizard, click Next.
11.When the Windows Components Wizard completes the installation, click Finish.
12.Restart the computer.
13.Click Start, click Run, type Lusrmgr.msc, and then click OK.
14.In the Local Users and Groups windows, verify that the IWAM_computername and IUSR_computername account have been deleted.

Note In the account names, computername is the name of the computer.
15.Verify that the Inetsrv folder has been deleted. By default, the Inetsrv folder is located in the %Windir%\System32 folder.

Note You may be unable to delete the Inetsrv folder or its contents because of Windows File Protection.
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Remove IIS 5.1 or IIS 6.0
To remove IIS 5.1 or IIS 6.0, follow these steps:
1.Locate the Iis5.log file. Rename it to IIS5_old.log.
2.Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
3.At the command prompt, type net stop iisadmin /y.
4.Stop all services that depend on IIS services. To determine what services depend on IIS services, follow these steps:

Note This IIS services are the IIS Admin Service, the World Wide Publishing Service, the Simple Mail Transport Server, the FTP Publishing Service, and the NNTP Publishing Service.
•Click Start, click Run, type Services.msc, and then click OK.
•Right-click the service that you want, and then click Properties.
•On the Dependencies tab, note the services listed in the The following system components depend on this service window.
5.In Task Manager, verify that Inetinfo.exe is not running. Also confirm that no processes that depend on IIS are running.
6.Click Start, click Run, type Appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
7.In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
8.In the Add/Remove Programs window, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
9.In the Components box of the Windows Components Wizard, double-click Application Server.
10.Click to clear the Internet Information Services (IIS) check box, and then click OK.
11.In the Windows Components Wizard, click Next.
12.When the Windows Components Wizard completes the installation, click Finish.
13.Restart the computer.
14.Click Start, click Run, type Lusrmgr.msc, and then click OK.
15.In the Local Users and Groups windows, verify that the IWAM_computername and IUSR_computername account have been deleted.

Note In the account names, computername is the name of the computer.
16.Verify that the Inetsrv folder has been deleted. By default, the Inetsrv folder is located in the %Windir%\System32 folder.

Note You may be unable to delete the Inetsrv folder or its contents because of Windows File Protection.
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i will try this in the afternoon.  thank you.
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this worked.  thank you.
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