Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:29 PM
I inherited an Active Directory where the admin just reformatted the computers, gave it a new computer name and then added it back to AD. Sometime old computers were just taken offline and cannot be accessed on the network. These old computers were never removed from AD, but that cleanup is a separate project.
Meanwhile since these old computers have at one time connected to SCE there is a record for the old computer in SEC Managed Clients.
Of course both the new and the old computer have the same Serial number so that helps some
Can I just delete both the "old" and the "new" computer accounts in Administration and let SCE rediscover the "real" account?
Thanks - Tom Gilbert - TGilbert2000
Monday, January 30, 2012 9:45 AMModerator
Generally, it is recommended that you remove the agent before formatting the computer. Please see if you can remove the old managed computers in SCE console.
How to Uninstall an Essentials Agent
If the entries could not be removed, please also see the following:
Note: Please also note the DISCLAIMER if you want to use this method; and perform a full backup of the server first.
OpsMgr 2007 SP1 – Banish the Undead. How to remove “Not Monitored” dead agents.
Hope this helps.
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