Powershell script to delete computer records from SCCM

Recently I had a requirement to create a PowerShell script to read text file/CSV for list of clients (servers mainly) and check if they appear in SCCM if so delete them ,track the information into log file for reference.

There could be various reasons why do you want to delete computer record from SCCM and for that, you can either delete the record directly from the console or use scripting to do it for you.

One of of the reason for me to create this script is ,to help the team to delete the server records from SCCM after they decom immediately using task scheduler. Why immediate ? can't I wait for default maintenance tasks to remove the computer object after it becomes inactive or aged ? well ,it does . Once the computer record is disabled in AD or not online for X days ,It becomes inactive . Once the client is inactive and fall into the range X days to match site maintenance tasks  then it will be removed from SCCM database . When I leave these decom clients for deletion using site maintenance tasks ,these decom servers do appear in compliance reports and client health reports in SCCM and because of this ,the client health dashboard doesn’t appear in good status.

So ,this script will help guys to pipe the computer records into text file (as input ) and run the script or can schedule the script to run weekly once or so. The script will read the text file ,check if the computer record exist in database or  not ,if not ,out-put to log ,if exist ,delete the entry ,out-put results to log and this loop continue until the last line read in text file.

Removing a device client manually deletes the client record from the Configuration Manager database. Typically, you should not use this action unless it is for troubleshooting scenarios. If you delete the client record and the Configuration Manager client is still installed and communicating with Configuration Manager, Heartbeat Discovery recreates the client record the Configuration Manager database, although the client history and any previous associations are lost.

To delete computer record from SCCM if exist ,I used inbuilt SCCM powershell cmdlet called Remove-CMDevice -name $comp –force .

You can download Powershell script to delete computer records from SCCM via TechNet .

You can use this script as schedule task to run on weekly basis .All you need is ,pipe the computer records into the notepad and let the script run for you automatically.


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