Remove-​Wds​Client

Removes a pre-staged client from AD DS or the stand-alone server device database, or clears the Pending Devices database.

Syntax

Remove-WdsClient
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      -DeviceID <String>
      [-SearchForest]
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-WdsClient
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      -DeviceID <String>
      [-Domain]
      [-DomainName <String>]
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-WdsClient
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      -DeviceID <String>
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-WdsClient
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      -DeviceName <String>
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-WdsClient
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      -DeviceName <String>
      [-Domain]
      [-DomainName <String>]
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-WdsClient
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      -DeviceName <String>
      [-SearchForest]
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-WdsClient
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      -PendingClientStatus <PendingClientStatusFlag>
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-WdsClient cmdlet removes a pre-staged client from Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) or the stand-alone server device database, or clears the Pending Devices database.

To remove pre-staged client from AD DS, specify the name of the computer or the device ID, which is a GUID, media access control (MAC) address, or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) identifier associated with the computer. You can specify a client within AD DS domain of the server that runs Windows Deployment Services, in a specified domain, or anywhere in the current AD DS forest.

To clear the Pending Devices database, specify whether to remove devices that are approved, denied, or pending.

Examples

Example 1: Remove a device by using its ID from a specified domain

PS C:\> Remove-WdsClient -DeviceID "5a7a1def-2e1f-4a7b-a792-ae5275b6ef92" -Domain -DomainName "TSQA.Contoso.com"

This command removes the pre-staged device that has the specified ID. The cmdlet searches the domain named TSQA.Contoso.com for the device.

Example 2: Remove a device by using its name from a specified domain

PS C:\>Remove-WdsClient -DeviceName "TSQA014" -Domain -DomainName "TSQA.Contoso.com"

This command removes the pre-staged device named TSQA014. The cmdlet searches the domain named TSQA.Contoso.com for the device.

Example 3: Remove a device by using its ID

PS C:\>Remove-WdsClient -DeviceID "5a7a1def-2e1f-4a7b-a792-ae5275b6ef92" -SearchForest

This command removes a pre-staged device that has the specified ID. The cmdlet searches the whole forest for the device.

Example 4: Remove a device by using its name

PS C:\>Remove-WdsClient -DeviceName "TSQA073" -SearchForest

This command removes a pre-staged device named TSQA073. The cmdlet searches the whole forest for the device.

Example 5: Remove all approved devices in the local domain

PS C:\>Remove-WdsClient -PendingClientStatus Approved

This command removes pre-staged devices that have a pending status of Approved. Because the command does not specify the Domain parameter or the SearchForest parameter, it removes devices only in the local domain.

Required Parameters

-DeviceID

Specifies the ID of the computer. This identifier is the GUID of a network adapter, a MAC address, or a DHCP unique identifier associated with the computer.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DeviceName

Specifies the name of the computer associated with the pre-staged client. This is a sAMAccountName value.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Domain

Indicates that the cmdlet refers to pre-staged clients in the domain specified by the DomainName parameter, instead of the domain of the server that runs Windows Deployment Services or the whole forest.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PendingClientStatus

Specifies a pending client status. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Any
  • Approved
  • Denied
  • Pending
Type:PendingClientStatusFlag
Parameter Sets:Pending, Approved, Denied, Any
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SearchForest

Indicates that the cmdlet refers to pre-staged devices anywhere in the current AD DS forest. If you do not specify this parameter and do not specify the Domain parameter, the cmdlet looks for pre-staged devices in the local domain.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete. The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet. For more information about Windows PowerShell® background jobs, see about_Jobs.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DomainName

Specifies a domain name. Specify a value for this parameter only if you specify the Domain parameter.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False