Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2

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Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2 In this post we will see the steps to remove Distribution Point in SCCM 2012 R2. In the previous post we saw the installation of Distribution Point in SCCM 2012 R2. Distribution points play a very important 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 its not required. The procedure to remove the DP role in SCCM is listed below.

Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2

Removing the distribution point role in SCCM 2012 R2 is very simple. In the console, navigate to Administration -> Overview -> Site Configuration. Click Create Site System Server and click on the server where the DP role is installed. At the bottom, under Site System Roles, right click on Distribution Point role  and click Remove Role.

Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2

You get a message box asking you “Are you sure that you want to remove the selected role “Distribution Point” from server “\\Servename” ?. Click on Yes.

Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2

After the Distribution point role is removed, right click on the DP server and click Delete. The server entry is now deleted.

Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2

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.

Remove Distribution Point In SCCM 2012 R2

  • Anthony Sharpe

    I currently have my primary site server acting as my DP and I want to move the DP to a separate server. How do I go about doing it?