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If you have reached the limit of devices that System Center Essentials 2010 can manage, or if you want to take computers and devices out of management so that you can rebuild, upgrade, or repurpose them, you can stop managing one or more computers at any time in System Center Essentials 2010.

When you configure Essentials 2010 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 console.

When you stop managing a computer, the count of computers managed by Essentials 2010 is decreased by one.

To stop managing a computer

  1. In the Essentials 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 Uninstall.

    Use this procedure when you want to stop managing a machine that will remain on the network. The agent will remain installed on the machine. Use the following procedure when you are rebuilding or repurposing machines that will no longer be seen on the network and that no longer require that the agent be installed.

To manually uninstall the agent from 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 System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Agent, and then click Remove.

  3. Open the Essentials console.

  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. Click Delete.

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