Removing a non existent site from wacs.exe


We removed a website from our windows server, as we're not using the website any more.

When I open wacs.exe, that site continues to show, but in red with an error.

The website is gone, and I removed all the certificates.

In wacs.exe there is no "remove a specific renewal" that I can use. Only "cancel all renewals" which obviously I don't want to use. I looked in the program's folder for any xml or other file where the renewals might be listed but can't find that either.

I wonder if any of the experts on here can provide a hint?


Hi @DavidOptrics, and welcome to the LE community forum :slight_smile:

Have you tried their support directly?


Have you tried deleting the cert from the Windows certificate store?

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Thanks for the suggestions and info. I haven't tried their support - I'll do that.

(I had removed all it's certs including from the Windows certificate store)

I appreciate your assistance.

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The docs say you can cancel a renewal from the main menu: win-acme

You can also just delete the relevant .renewal.json file from C:\ProgramData\win-acme\


Thanks for that info - it worked!


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