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Remove-CMDeviceCollection

Updated: September 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

Remove-CMDeviceCollection

Removes device collections from the Configuration Manager hierarchy.

Syntax

Parameter Set: SearchByIdMandatory
Remove-CMDeviceCollection -CollectionId <String> [-Force] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: SearchByNameMandatory
Remove-CMDeviceCollection -Name <String> [-Force] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

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




Detailed Description

The Remove-CMDeviceCollection cmdlet removes device collections from the Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager hierarchy. You can specify the device collections by their name, ID, or an object that represents the collections.

For more information about collection, see Introduction to Collections in Configuration Manager (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=259433) in the TechNet library.

Parameters

-CollectionId<String>

Specifies the IDs of the device collections to remove.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Force

Specifies whether you want to suppress the confirmation message that Configuration Manager displays to the administrative user before the collections are removed.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InputObject<IResultObject>

Specifies an object that represents the device collection to remove.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the names of the collections to remove.


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 collection

This command removes the device collection named Windows® 7. You must confirm the action before the command performs it.


PS C:\> Remove-CMDeviceCollection -Name "Windows 7"

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