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You can delete operating systems, device drivers, and other items from the Deployment Workbench using the Delete Selected Items Wizard. Start the Delete Selected Items Wizard using one of the following methods:

·     In the details pane, click an item. Then, in the Actions pane, click Delete.

·     In the details pane, click an item. Then, from the Action menu, click Delete.

·     In the details pane, right-click an item, and then click Delete.

You can delete individual items or folders that contain one or more items or subfolders. You can also delete items that have copies in multiple folders. The Delete Selected Items Wizard’s Options page includes the check boxes shown in Table 61.

Table 61. Information for Completing the Delete Selected Items Wizard

Check box

Description

Completely delete these items, even if there are copies in other folders

Select to delete an item, including all copies of an item that might exist in other folders. If this check box is:

·     Selected, the selected item and all copies in other folders are deleted

·     Cleared, only the selected item is deleted; all copies in other folders are unaffected

Recursively delete the contents of folders, as well as multiple items that have the same source file

This check box allows you to delete:

·     Not only the immediate contents of a folder but also the content from subfolders

·     Multiple items that have the same source file—for example, if you have an operating system image file that contains multiple operating system editions, such as Server-Core or Server-Enterprise

If this check box is:

·     Selected and the selected item is a folder, then the folder, subfolders, and all the contents of all subfolders are deleted

·     Selected and the selected item not a folder, then the item and all items that have the same source file are deleted

·     Cleared, only the selected item is deleted; all subfolders or other items that have the same source file are unaffected

 

Note   When you delete an item from the Deployment Workbench, the corresponding file or folder is also deleted in the deployment_share\item_type\item_subfolder (where deployment_share is the name of the deployment share and item_type is the type of item you are deleting, such as an operating system or device driver) if no remaining items reference the folder.

To delete an item from a deployment share

1.   Click Start, and then point to All Programs. Point to Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and then click Deployment Workbench.

2.   In the Deployment Workbench console tree, go to Deployment Workbench/Deployment Shares/deployment_share/item_type (where deployment_share is the name of the deployment share to which you will add the operating system and item_type is the type of item you are deleting, such as an operating system or device driver).

3.   In the details pane, click item (where item is the name of the item to be deleted, such as a folder, an operating system, or a device driver).

4.   In the Actions pane, click Delete.

The Delete Selected Items Wizard starts.

5.   Complete the Delete Selected Items Wizard using the information in Table 62.

Table 62. Information for Completing the Delete Selected Items Wizard

On this wizard page

Do this

Options

1.   Select or clear the Completely delete these items, even if there are copies in other folders check box based on your requirements.

By default, this check box is cleared.

2.   Select or clear the Recursively delete the contents of folders, as well as multiple items that have the same source file check box based on your requirements.

By default, this check box is cleared.

3.   Click Next.

Summary

Click Next.

Confirmation

Tip   You can click Save Output to save the output of the wizard to a file. You can also click View Script to view the Windows PowerShell scripts used to perform the wizard tasks.

Click Finish.

 

After the Delete Selected Items Wizard finishes, the item and other affected items are removed from the Deployment Workbench and from the deployment share.

Related Topics

Performing Common Management Tasks in the Deployment Workbench

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