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How to Delete a Collection

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

Deleting a collection within Configuration Manager 2007 is done using the Delete Collection Wizard. This provides you with the opportunity to view the effects of deleting the collection from your site. The same process is used for deleting a subcollection.

When you delete a collection, that collection is removed completely from the Configuration Manager 2007 database. This deletion also removes the following:

  • Any instances of the collection that are subcollections of another collection.

  • Any subcollections of the collection that are not linked to or subcollections of another collection.

  • Any advertisements for the collection.

  • Any baselines for the collection.

  • Any software update deployments for the collection.

  • All security rights to the collection.

Because all subcollections are removed when you delete a collection, you should delete any such subcollections before deleting this collection. This will give you the opportunity to see the impact of deleting each of those subcollections individually. Deleting a collection using the Delete Collection Wizard only shows the effects of deleting that collection; it does not show the extended effects of deleting associated subcollections.

noteNote
You must have Delete permissions for the Collection security object type to remove a collection. For more information about security permissions, see Classes and Instances for Object Security in Configuration Manager..

To delete a collection or subcollection

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Collections.

  2. Right-click the collection that you want to delete, and then click Delete.

  3. Use the Delete Collection Wizard to delete the specific collection or subcollection.

    For additional information about this wizard, see Delete Collection Wizard.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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