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  • Question

  • can anybody direct me to the MS doco on application retirement?

    I found this page, but it doesn't actually mention retiring applications in the content - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/apps/deploy-use/update-and-retire-applications

    I want to know exactly what retiring does.  

    E.G. If I deploy application v4 with supersedence set for application v3 to uninstall but application v3 has been retired, does the uninstall still work?

    if yes, what is the point of retiring an application, will deleting the deployments do the same thing anyway?


    MCSA, MCSE

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:11 AM

All replies

  • Hi,


    When you retire an application, it is no longer available for deployment, but the application and deployments of the application are not deleted. Existing copies of this application that were installed on client computers will not be removed. Any revisions to the application will be deleted from Configuration Manager after 60 days. But, installed copies of the application are not removed.
    To delete an application, you must first retire the application, delete all deployments, remove references to the application by other deployments, and then delete all of the application's revisions.

    For more details about the Retire, see:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/apps/deploy-use/management-tasks-applications

    For more details about the application supersedence, see:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/apps/deploy-use/revise-and-supersede-applications#application-supersedence




    Best regards,
    Larry

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    • Proposed as answer by Richard.Knight Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:29 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Paul Klerkx Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:37 AM
    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:10 AM
  • Thanks for the link to the documentation.  Nothing there to answer my main question though

     If I deploy application v4 with supersedence set for application v3 to uninstall but application v3 has been retired, does the uninstall still work?


    MCSA, MCSE


    • Edited by Paul Klerkx Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:45 AM
    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:41 AM
  • Hi,


    OK, let me add the following two points:
    1. If you want to update to a newer version of the same application (with the same application ID), do not check Uninstall.
    2. You can only delete the current application revision if the application is retired and has no references.

    I hope the above information is helpful to you.


    Best regards,
    Larry


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    Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:48 AM