How to Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2

Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2 In this post we will see the steps to remove Distribution Point in SCCM 2012 R2. In the previous post we saw the installation of Distribution Point in SCCM 2012 R2. Distribution points play a very important role in the delivery of packages, programs, endpoint protection updates, applications, software updates, and operating system deployment (OSD). At times you might have to remove or decommission the distribution point server when its not required. The procedure to remove the DP role in SCCM is listed below.

Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2

To uninstall or remove distribution point in SCCM 2012 R2 is very simple. In the console, navigate to Administration -> Overview -> Site Configuration -> Servers and Site System Roles. Click on the server where the DP role is installed. At the bottom, under Site System Roles, right click on Distribution Point role  and click Remove Role.

Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2

You get a message box asking you “Are you sure that you want to remove the selected role “Distribution Point” from server “Servename” ?. Click on Yes.

Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2

After the Distribution point role is removed, right click on the DP server and click Delete. The server entry is now deleted.

Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2

For DP troubleshooting you can see the Distmgr.log file which records content creation, compression, delta replication, and information updates. After the DP role is removed, you can manually clean up the folders that were created during DP installation on the DP server. Lastly during the setup of Distribution Point we had to add the SCCM site server computer account to the Local Administrators group on the box where DP role is to be installed. You can now remove the computer account from local administrators group.

Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2

Prajwal Desai

Hi, I am Prajwal Desai. For last few years I have been working on multiple technologies such as SCCM / Configuration Manager, Intune, Azure, Security etc. I created this site so that I can share valuable information with everyone.
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7 thoughts on “How to Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2”

  1. Hi Prajwal ,
    Thanks for great document ..
    I have a question
    I have deleted DP role from a server
    I still see SCCMContentLib folder on the server ..if I delete this folder manually from the server will it impact content on other DPs ?/Will it cause any other issue ?
    Quick response would be appreciated

  2. Hi Prajwal,
    First thing, i like your site and how well you document all your guides!
    I have a few DP’s which stopped receiving contents because some admin manually removed the configured net shares. Now even though the net shares were put back, it’s still not able to receive the contents. I want to remove and delete the DP from our SCCM and reinstall. But it has GB’s of contents inside, will it redistribute all the packages? Or any suggestions on how should I do it without having to redo the distributions? Thanks in advance and more power to your site!!

  3. Thank you for the guide. But I think there is a problem in the description you give. In the part where you say “… navigate to Administration -> Overview -> Site Configuration. Click Create Site System Server and …” that last part should read “Click Servers and Site Systems Roles…” .
    Your screen shots were perfect and helped me figure out what you meant, but the text needs to be updated to match what you are showing in the screen shots.
    Thank you for your WONDERFUL site. I get information from it quite often. Keep up the great work.

  4. I currently have my primary site server acting as my DP and I want to move the DP to a separate server. How do I go about doing it?


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