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Disposing of an asset

Assets that have reached the end of their life cycle and are no longer useful to an organization can be disposed. Disposal may be done by an external company to ensure that the assets are disposed in accordance with applicable legislation. During a disposal the IT Asset Management Pack lets you record information about the disposal company, the disposal agreement, disposal certificate and the reason for the disposal. You can dispose of multiple assets at the same time.

PREREQUISITE: The asset must have a status of installed, received, retired or stored to be disposed.


Assets cannot be disposed if they have a status of disposed, ordered, requested or returned.

Parent-child relationships are affected by a disposal as follows:

Assigned licenses are removed from disposed assets. To update the licensing count, uninstall the software from the assets. When Configuration Manager no longer detects the software during the discovery process, the IT Asset Management Pack updates the Installed Licenses count (available on a software title).

To dispose of an asset:

  1. Go to the IT Asset Management Pack workspace and expand Hardware Asset Management > Hardware Assets > All Hardware Assets.

  2. Select the asset or assets to dispose and in the Tasks pane click Dispose. The Dispose of Hardware Asset form opens.

  3. If you are not disposing of the child assets, deselect Dispose of child assets. Otherwise, leave the option selected and the children will be given the same status as the parent.

  4. Enter a Location for the asset.

  5. Enter a Certificate Number and select a Reason for the disposal. A certifi­cate number is proof that an asset has been ethically disposed of accord­ing to legislation.

  6. Enter a Contract (for the disposal) and a Description.

  7. Click OK to complete the disposal.