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how to delete distribution points RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I have a question about how the delete distribution point process works. I mean that when I delete a distribution point from the Site Systems that still remains in the packages where it was used. So my question is that do I have to remove that from all the packages or it will do automaticly after a while?

    My second question is that if I removed a distribution point from a package for some reaseon and I want to add the DP again to that package it doesn't work.
    Its a bit strange to me that when I the dp to the package again it seems that it was succesfull but when i check the DP's of the package and refresh them I can't see the new dp.


    Thanks


    Zolee
    Friday, December 4, 2009 10:11 AM

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  • #1: you have to remove the packages from the DP before deleting the site system

    #2: there must be something going wrong. Remove a package and adding it again is a common scenario. See distmgr.log for details.
    Friday, December 4, 2009 10:27 AM
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  • 1. Take a look here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680873.aspx
    In this article it says: It is important to note that removing a distribution point will also delete that distribution point from all packages.
    ...
    Remove all distribution package folders and the SMSPKGSIG signature folder from the distribution point computer.
    Important: You must manually remove these components before removing the distribution point role.

    2. You first have to wait untill the package is totally removed.
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    Friday, December 4, 2009 10:28 AM
  • 1. Take a look here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680873.aspx
    In this article it says: It is important to note that removing a distribution point will also delete that distribution point from all packages.
    Have you actually tried that? I just did (using a DP and a DP share). Removing the role does not remove the package from the DP/DP share. Instead it will end up displaying "unknown" in the "Distibution Points" node for each package (where it was distributed to).
    Friday, December 4, 2009 11:16 AM
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  • Hi,

    Yep, the packages will still have the DP listed. I have used a freeware tool in the past to clean (multi select packages) all packages from a DP.
    Kent Agerlund | http://scug.dk/members/Agerlund/default.aspx | The Danish community for System Center products
    Friday, December 4, 2009 11:31 AM
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  • For question 2, You need to ensure the DP has been remove from the SCCM site before re-adding into back.


    Jie-Feng Ren - MSFT
    Friday, December 4, 2009 11:38 AM
  • Have you actually tried that? I just did (using a DP and a DP share). Removing the role does not remove the package from the DP/DP share. Instead it will end up displaying "unknown" in the "Distibution Points" node for each package (where it was distributed to).

    I have to say that I didn't test it... I asumed that the documentation was correct, but you are right. I just tested it and it indeed still shows the Distribution Point with the Package as "Unknown".
    My Blog: http://www.petervanderwoude.nl/
    Friday, December 4, 2009 11:55 AM
  • If you do get any of those with unknown, you might find the only way to get rid is to delete directly from SQL.  I guess you'd be in "unsupported by Microsoft" territory, but it is something I have had to do in the past.

    Regards,
    Tom Watson,
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    Friday, December 4, 2009 1:26 PM
  • yes this is right, i also experince the same. we need to manaully remove the entry from the database other wise it will always show error in sender.log....

    but editing a database is not supported :(
    Abhishek Joshi | Old blog :- http://blogcastrepository.com/blogs/abi/default.aspx | New Blog :- http://systemsmanagement.spaces.live.com/
    Friday, December 4, 2009 1:34 PM
  • This post might be helpful.

    http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/bwilms/archive/2009/04/01/deletion-of-orphaned-distribution-points.aspx

    Remember to do the SELECT first, before doing any DELETE.

    Regards,
    Tom Watson,
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    Blog: http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/tom_watson
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 12:03 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jie-Feng Ren Thursday, December 24, 2009 9:39 AM
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 12:51 PM
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  • Russ's stuff is pretty good.  However, I've only had limited success with this if the DP has already been taken off the network.  Does the trick though if the DP is still available.
    Regards,
    Tom Watson,
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    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 1:22 PM
  • As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios.

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    Jie-Feng Ren - MSFT
    Thursday, December 24, 2009 9:39 AM
  • Pefect. Followed this (http://blogs.msdn.com/rslaten/archive/2006/03/01/Removing-a-retired-DP-from-all-your-packages.aspx) on a ConfigMgr 2007 R2 SP1 server to remove my obsolete DP and it's removed it from the package. I was worried the post was tagged with SMS 2003 but of course it still worked like a charm. I'm now watching the packages be removed from my old DP, one by one.

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:43 PM
  • How about this one http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/archive/2009/02/25/packages-may-try-to-access-a-distribution-point-that-was-removed.aspx

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    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:54 PM