Topic last updated—January 2008
You can use the following methods to delete a virtual application package from Configuration Manager 2007 client computers:
- Delete the Configuration Manager 2007
advertisement for the virtual application package.
- Remove the Configuration Manager 2007 client
computer from the collection that receives the virtual application
If you use the first method and delete the associated package advertisement, Configuration Manager 2007 will remove the package and all of the associated applications from all computers that are members of the collection that originally received the advertisement.
If you want to remove the package from a specific computer, you must use the second method and remove the computer from the collection that receives the advertisement. If you use query-based collections or dynamic collections to deploy virtual application packages to computers, removing a package can be unpredictable, depending on the type of query used. For example, if the query is based on software inventory data and targets computers that do not have a particular package installed, installing the package will cause the computer to be removed from the collection and will subsequently uninstall the package.
For information about deleting a package from the Configuration Manager 2007 site, see How to Delete a Package.
Use the following procedures to delete a virtual application package from a specific collection or from a specific computer.
|The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and Configuration Manager 2007 R3.|
To delete a virtual application package advertisement for members of a collection
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Distribution / Advertisements.
In the results pane, right-click the advertisement associated with the virtual application package you want to delete, and then click Delete.
Click Yes to confirm that you want to delete the advertisement.
To delete a virtual application package from a specific computer
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Collections.
To initiate the deletion of the virtual application package on the Configuration Manager 2007 client, select the computer that should no longer run the virtual application package and remove the computer from the collection by clicking Delete in the Actions pane. After the computer has been deleted from the collection, the virtual application package will be removed from the computer.
Important For the computer to remove the virtual application, it must not be a member of any collection that receives the virtual application package advertisement.