You can stop managing one or more computers at any time using System Center Essentials 2007. For example, if you have used all of the System Center Essentials 2007 computer licenses and you have a high-priority need to immediately manage an additional computer, you can stop managing an existing computer to free up a license so that you can start managing a new computer.

When you configure Essentials 2007 to stop managing a computer, the agent is uninstalled from that computer, the computer is removed from all the computer groups to which it belonged, and it is no longer displayed in the Essentials 2007 console.

When you stop managing a computer, the count of computers managed by Essentials 2007 is decreased by one for licensing purposes. After you stop managing a computer, Essentials 2007 can no longer discover that computer in subsequent scheduled discoveries.

To stop managing a computer

  1. In the Essentials 2007 console, click the Administration button.

  2. In the Administration pane, expand Administration and then expand Device Management.

  3. Select Agent Managed.

  4. In the Views pane, select the computers that you want to stop managing.

  5. Right-click one of the selected computers, and click Delete.

  6. Confirm your action.

To manually uninstall the agent directly on the managed computer

  1. On the managed computer, open the Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs.

  2. In the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, select Microsoft Operations Manager V3 Agent.

  3. Open the console on the Essential 2007 Management Server.

  4. In the navigation pane, select Administration.

  5. In the Administration pane, expand Administration and then expand Device Management.

  6. Select Agent Managed.

  7. In the Views pane, highlight the computers from which you have manually removed the agent.

  8. Select Delete.

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