The Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates in Configuration Manager 2007 provides the ability to deploy software updates to Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 client computers. When all SMS 2003 client computers have been upgraded to Configuration Manager 2007, or software update deployment to SMS 2003 client computers is no longer required, the inventory tool should be removed to prevent unnecessary network traffic, duplicated metadata synchronization, and so on.
Add or Remove Programs is used from Control Panel to uninstall the Configuration Manager 2007 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates from the primary site server. This will uninstall the inventory tool from the server and remove the packages, programs, and advertisements created during the installation for the inventory tool.
|After the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates is removed from the hierarchy, the software updates metadata specific to the tool will be set to an expired state. When there are active deployments that deploy software updates to SMS 2003 clients, the software updates in the deployment will display as expired, but cannot be removed. The deployment will continue to work for the valid software updates, but the deployment will be displayed with a gray icon indicating that there are expired updates in the deployment. To prevent this issue, clear the Deploy software updates to SMS 2003 clients setting in the properties for all active deployments before removing the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates.
Use the following procedure to remove the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates.
To remove the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates
Recommended. Clear the Deploy software updates to SMS 2003 clients setting in the properties for all active deployments.
Open the Control Panel on the site server where the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates is installed.
Double-click Add or Remove Programs, click Configuration Manager Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates in the list, and then click Remove.
Recommended. Remove expired software updates from active deployments. Deployments that contain one or more expired software updates and expired software updates will display with a gray icon. For more information about removing a software update from a deployment, see How to Remove Software Updates from a Deployment.