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How to remove software from the Software Center? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Everyone,

    I was hoping to remove an application from Software Center, so I followed the link below -

    https://www.jamesbannanit.com/2011/09/how-to-delete-an-application-in-sccm-2012-2/

    The application is deleted from the Configuration Manager Console, but it is still visible in Software Center.

    Clearly the above tutorial is not the right way to go about removing software from the Software Center.

    Can anybody offer any advice on the correct way to go about removing software?

    Kind Regards,

    Davo

    Monday, December 2, 2019 10:54 PM

All replies

  • Software appears in software center because it is deployed to the user of that device or the device itself. You need to remove the device or user from the scope of any deployments on that application by removing the device or user from the collection(s) it is deployed to, by deleting the deployment, or by deleting the application. Of course, of the last two have bigger implications as it also may affect other users and devices. 

    And, after you do one of the above, you need to refresh the policy (machine or user based on the targeted collection) to see the change take effect.


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Proposed as answer by PremiumSource Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:20 AM
    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:02 AM
  • Hi Jason,

    Thanks for your response.

    Do you know of any links which can provide detailed steps?

    I already tried one link online and it was a FAIL. The problem I have is not knowing of a trustworthy tutorial.

    Kind Regards,

    Davo

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:56 AM
  • Hello,

    Detailed steps to delete a deployment:
    In the Configuration Manager console, go to the Software Library workspace, expand Application Management, and select either the Applications or Application Groups node.

    Select the application or application group that includes the deployment you want to delete.

    Switch to the Deployments tab of the details pane, and select the deployment.

    In the ribbon, on the Deployment tab and the Deployment group, click Delete.

    When you delete an application deployment, any instances of the application that clients have already installed aren't removed. To remove these applications, deploy the application to computers to Uninstall. If you delete an application deployment, or remove a resource from the collection to which you're deploying, the application is no longer visible in Software Center.

    Best regards,
    Larry


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    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:30 AM
  • Go to target device collection and right client the specific device and client on remove from the collection. So the deployment will not available only for the specific device.

    Once done initiate machine policy for specific machine either from console or local machine config manager properties in control panel

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:47 AM
  • Hi,

    After you delete that deployment, you may need to refresh the policy. A Configuration Manager client downloads its client policy on a schedule that you configure as a client setting. You can also start on-demand policy retrieval from the client. For example, for troubleshooting or testing situations.

    Please see: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/clients/manage/manage-clients#BKMK_PolicyRetrieval

    Best regards,
    Larry


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    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:08 AM