How to Delete a Configuration Item in Desired Configuration Management
Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2
To delete a configuration item in Configuration Manager 2007, you select it and press Delete. However, before deleting a configuration item, you should note the following consequences:
If the configuration item has been added to a configuration baseline, the configuration item will be automatically removed from the configuration baseline when the configuration item is deleted.
If the deleted configuration item has a child configuration item, the child configuration item will be automatically deleted when the configuration item is deleted.
The delete action will display the Confirm Deletion dialog box. Click Show to see which configuration baselines reference the configuration item and which configuration items are parent configuration items. You can also view this information from the Relationships tab of the configuration item properties.
You cannot delete a software updates configuration item. These configuration items display under the Software Updates node and not the Desired Configuration Management node. As such, software updates configuration items cannot be edited, deleted, or duplicated, and you cannot create child configuration items from them.
To delete a configuration item
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Desired Configuration Management / Configuration Items.
Click the configuration item you want to delete, and then press Delete.
Click Show in the Confirm Deletion dialog box to confirm that other configuration items or configuration baselines will not be adversely affected by the deletion.
For information about the options in Confirm Delete dialog box, see Confirm Deletion Dialog Box.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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