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Deleted Client Does Not Reappear RRS feed

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  • I deleted a client that is still active from SCCM 2012. I thought that it would reappear the next day. The only 'Discovery' methods I have is AD System Discovery & Heartbeat. Both set to 1 day intervals. But the computer never came back. It's still on AD. What am I missing? Thanks.
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:22 PM

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  • Hello

    Check in "All systems" collection. Sort by name and see if there are any duplicates. 

    Also From Client side C:\Windows\CCM\Logs" Check the logs 

    check "LocationServices.log" - See whether it is picking up a Site Code or Not.And check any errors.

    check "ccmexec.log" - for any issues or errors.


    Regards, Regin Ravi

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:31 PM
  • Assuming the client was healthy, the next time it sends a heartbeat DDR, the resource will get recreated in ConfigMgr. You'll need to check the system explicitly though to validate this including whether it's even healthy as noted by ReginRavi.

    You can force a heartbeat by initiating the data discovery cycle from the ConfigMgr Control Panel applet. From there you can watch inventoryagent.log to validate that it's running and has submitted its info to the MP.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8:48 PM
  • The "LocationServices.log" looks Ok. But the "ccmexec.log" only has 1 line "end ExecuteSystemsTasks".

    I think I can force it from the Control Panel, but I want it to appear on it's own. Do I have to force it?

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:19 PM
  • Running a data discovery cycle is the same thing that will happen automatically, once again, assuming the client is even healthy.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:24 PM
  • Now I'm getting somewhere...I did a search on the name and it has been there for days which is correct. The problem is I can not find it in 'All Systems' or any where except when I do a search...
    Thursday, May 25, 2017 5:54 PM
  • It has to be in All Systems, there's no possible way for it not to be. 

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:17 PM
  • I know. I've been using SCCM for over 10 years and I thought that it would reappear after the 'Heartbeat'. So it does reappear, but it's not showing up in 'All Systems'. I only see it in the search...I will find it...lol
    Friday, May 26, 2017 2:38 PM
  • It has to be in All Systems, there's no possible way for it not to be. 

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    What I found out is that I'm getting 'Client Status = No Result'

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:14 AM
  • What I found out is that I'm getting 'Client Status = No Result'

    What is your incremental update evaluation schedule ? you can run the following SQL queries to check the client is member of what collections ?

    select coll.collectionID,coll.Name from v_FullCollectionMembership fcm
    join v_Collection coll on coll.CollectionID=fcm.CollectionID
    where fcm.Name ='clientname'


    Eswar Koneti | Configmgr Blog: http://www.eskonr.com | Linkedin: eskonr | Twitter: @eskonr

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:56 AM
  • What exactly are you querying to see the resource?

    Deleted resources are kept in the DB for a period of time after they are deleted so I suspect that's what you are seeing.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:28 PM