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Issues with Client machines not purging delivered software packages

Created: 28 May 2013 | 2 comments
icylovely's picture

Hi Everyone,

I hope some one can help me.  I'm running an issue where Software Delivered (via Managed and Quick) to client Machines do not purge after installing.  

I normally set this to delete unused package in 2 days but somehow it doesn't purge out.  Its been there for 2 months.  Has anyone encountered this issue?


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AngelD's picture

If you use a manged software delivery (policy) and then remove the computer from the policy's targetlist (applies to) will it no get deleted after the 2 days (or whatever configuration you've made)?

Have you checked the logs on the client for any clues?

icylovely's picture

Hi AngelD!

Thank you for your inputs.  It would seem that removing the policy or the target machine from the policy does not remove the packages even if it was set to delete after 2 days when it was first delivered.

We also tried to change the older polices to delete from 7 days to 0 days but still remains there.  I am not sure how I can capture this on the logs.

How does Software Package Purge on Client machines anyway?  Is there documentation showing the process?  Does changing anything or deleting the policy affect purging on client machines?