Reset a server to factory defaults

In some situations, there is a need to reset a StoreFront installation to its initial installation state. This is necessary, for example, before you can re-add a StoreFront server to a server group. A manual uninstall and reinstall can be performed, but this is more time consuming and may cause other unforeseen issues. Instead you can use PowerShell to reset configuration to defaults.

  1. Ensure that the StoreFront management console is closed.

  2. Run the PowerShell SDK cmdlet Clear-STFDeployment.

    Clear-STFDeployment -Confirm $False
  3. When the command has completed successfully, open the StoreFront management console and confirm that all settings are reset. The options to Create a new deployment or Join existing server group are available.

    Screenshot of Welcome to StoreFront

Reset a server to factory defaults

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