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Remove-CMDevice

Updated: February 7, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Remove-CMDevice

Removes Configuration Manager client devices.

Syntax

Parameter Set: SearchByIdMandatory
Remove-CMDevice -DeviceId <String[]> [-Force] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: SearchByNameMandatory
Remove-CMDevice -DeviceName <String[]> [-Force] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: SearchByValueMandatory
Remove-CMDevice -InputObject <IResultObject> [-Force] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Remove-CMDevice cmdlet removes one or more Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager client devices. Do not remove a client if you want to uninstall the client or remove it from a collection.

Removing a device client manually deletes the client record from the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager database. Typically, you should not use this action unless it is for troubleshooting scenarios. If you delete the client record and the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager client is still installed and communicating with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Heartbeat Discovery recreates the client record the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager database, although the client history and any previous associations are lost.

When you remove a mobile device client that was enrolled by System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, this action also revokes the public key infrastructure (PKI) certificate that was issued to the mobile device and this certificate is then rejected by the management point, even if IIS does not check the certificate revocation list (CRL). Certificates on mobile device legacy clients are not revoked when you delete these clients.

Parameters

-DeviceId<String[]>

Specifies an array of device IDs.


Aliases

ResourceId

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DeviceName<String[]>

Specifies an array of device names.


Aliases

Name

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Force

Performs the action without a confirmation message.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InputObject<IResultObject>

Specifies a CMDevice object. To obtain a CMDevice object, use the Get-CMDevice cmdlet.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

Examples

Example 1: Remove a device by using an ID

This command removes the device that has the ID 2097152000.


PS C:\> Remove-CMDevice -DeviceId "2097152000"

Example 2: Remove a device by using a name

This command removes the device named Cmcen-dist02.


PS C:\> Remove-CMDevice -DeviceName "Cmcen-dist02"

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