In this article, we will look at the steps to remove Distribution Point in SCCM. Using SCCM console, we will remove or uninstall the distribution point role from Windows Server.
In the previous post we saw the installation of SCCM distribution point role. Distribution points play a critical 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 it’s not required. The procedure to remove the DP role in SCCM is easy. No major prerequisites as such.
Once you remove the SCCM distribution point role from Windows Server, you can decommission that server. If required you can install the distribution point role on a different Windows server.
Steps to Remove Distribution Point In SCCM
You can use the following steps to remove distribution point in SCCM.
- Launch the SCCM console.
- Navigate to Administration > Overview > Site Configuration > Servers and Site System Roles.
- Select the Windows Server that is installed with DP role.
- At the bottom, under Site System Roles, right click on Distribution Point role and click Remove Role.
You get a message box asking you “Are you sure that you want to remove the selected role “Distribution Point” from server “Server name” ?. Click on Yes.
After the Distribution point role is removed in SCCM, right-click on the DP server and click Delete. The server entry is now deleted.
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.