Removing computers from your deployment
Applies To: Forefront Client Security
For accurate reporting, especially on the Connectivity Summary and Deployment Summary reports, you must remove from your deployment any computer that is no longer managed by Client Security.
Reasons that a computer may no longer be managed include:
Renaming the computer
Disposing of the computer due to hardware failure or age
Moving the computer to a different Client Security deployment
Uninstalling the Client Security agent
Removing a computer from your deployment consists of deleting the computer from the MOM Administrator console, which also deletes all current data about the computer, such as alerts and events. Historical data about the computer is preserved and appears on history reports.
To remove a managed computer from your Client Security deployment
On the Client Security collection server, open the MOM Administrator console.
In the tree, browse to Console Root\Microsoft Operations Manager\Administration\Computers\Computer Discovery Rules.
Delete the computer discovery rule for the computer you want to remove.
In the tree, browse to Console Root\Microsoft Operations Manager\Administration\Computers\Agent-managed Computers.
Right-click the computer you want to remove from your deployment, and then select Force to Unmanaged Management Mode.
In the tree, select Unmanaged Computers, right-click the computer you want to remove from your deployment, and then click Delete.
The computer is removed from the Client Security deployment. The MOM agent remains installed on the computer.