Are you looking for an automated method to Remove Unused applications? If so, we can do this through CM 2012 and Orchestrator. ConfigMgr 2012 Software metering is the main feature used to perform this task along with System Center Orchestrator Runbook. So, at last, there is something useful that we can make out of Software Metering Data!
There is a series of blog posts which can help you to automate “unused application removal process”. Following Five topics are covered in those posts. Neil Peterson has done a wonderful job by sharing these posts. Find the post details below.
1. Internals of software metering
This is all about how to create software metering rule/s, how to verify the software metering is enabled on client side and server side.
2. Collection creation based on software metering data
Creation of collection using the data collected through Software Metering. This collection/s would be used at the time of Final Removal process.
3. Software removal based on collection membership
This covers, how to remove software/s based on collection membership. This collection can be used to target software removal Application / Package.
4. Sample automation that provides advanced warning of pending software removal.
Based on primary user, User Device Affinity data, the notification mail will be send out to the primary users about the removal of Unused applications / software from their primary machine.
5. An orchestrated final removal process.
This explains, how to create Orchestrator Runbook to automat the removal process.
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