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Deleting multible computers from SEPM

Created: 20 Feb 2013 • Updated: 20 Feb 2013 | 5 comments
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I have a list of almost 500 computers which I shortly going to delete from AD. At the same time, I would like to delete the computers from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

What is the easiest and fastest way to do this? I'm thinking somebody maybe have a script ?

Regards Soren

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Ashish-Sharma's picture


You can configure automatica delete setting

 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.

NOTE: In version 12.1 of the SEPM, the location for adjusting the setting to delete clients which have not connected for X number of days has moved:

  1. In the SEPM, go to the Admin page.
  2. Select Domains.
  3. Under Tasks, select Edit Domain Properties.
  4. In the Edit Domain Properties window, on the default General tab, note the option to "Delete clients that have not connected for specified time."

Configuring a low value for this setting would clear up the duplicates more quickly

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

ᗺrian's picture

Not sure if there is a script or not but you can set the time clients should be removed after "x" days to somethign low like 2 days. After which time those PCs will be removed, you can set the time back to what you had it previously.

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Callisen's picture

As we have alot of traveling users, I'll not change the days in "Delete Clients that have not connected for x days"

I was hoping to find another solution

Thanks anyway guys

Ashish-Sharma's picture


If any client delete it's automatic showing in sepm console when sep client connect on network

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


When the Clients are deleted from the AD, the clients would automatically disappear from the SEPM on the next sync of SEPM with AD.

However, incase you want to remove the enteries from the Database in that case, you would have to us the steps provided by Ashish above.

Check this Article:

Cannot delete Active Directory clients in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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