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Client Deletion

Created: 06 Dec 2012 • Updated: 06 Dec 2012 | 6 comments

Hi Team

I have a set of clients around 100, needs to delete the same from sepm manager.

Is there any script/solution forthe same


niyaz M

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W007's picture


Configure SEPM to remove clients which have not connected within a specific number of days.

  1. Open SEPM and select the Admin panel.
  2. Click on Servers
  3. Right click on the Site where your management servers are located and choose Edit Properties
  4. Check "Delete Clients that have not connected for __ Days"
  5. Enter a value for Days.
  6. Click OK.


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Ajit Jha's picture

Is the SEP Client is still installed on those 100 machines? If yes then you can delete those with the help of above post but it will start reflecting in SEPM once its reports back. So better Uninstall those 100 macihes using AD Policy or other Application management Packages. Or manually


Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant


SMLatCST's picture

Also, don't forget that the "Delete clients that have not connected..." option moved to the Domain Properties in sep12.1RU1.

You can also just highlight the clients in the SEPM Console and right-click -> Delete them, but as the above post mentions, if these are active clients the record will be recreated when they check in.

Why are you trying to remove these clients?  Are they duplicates?

Syed saied's picture


There is not any script or tool by Symantec.

You will have to tweak settings in SEPM.

Please check this video, it will guide you step by step.

Thanks In Advance...

Syed Saied

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Rafeeq's picture

I dont understand why do u want to delete clients.

even if you delete clients and if they have valid Sylink.xml they still report to your sepm.

if you want to delete clients which care not connected to your sepm , well there is default 30 days.

if you have uninstalled clients and want to clean it ASAP then set this setting for 1 day

"Delete Clients that have not connected for __ Days"

Ajit Jha's picture

I understand that Niyan, want to remove SEP gaents from the machine, but using SEPM. He wans to uninstall Clinets from SEPM, which is not possible.


Ajit Jha

Technical Consultant