HOW TO UNINSTALL / DELETE SCCM SECONDARY SITE

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In this post we will learn how to uinstall and delete the sccm secondary site server. What is secondary site server? use of secondary site is to manage the transfer of deployment content and client data across the low bandwidth networks. Managing sccm secondary site is a difficult task for scccm admins, mainly database replication.

Why deleting/uintalling the sccm secondary site? When number of the clients which comes under secondary site server is less, need to convert the Secondary site to DP  etc

CONTENTS
How to uninstall secondary site using console
How to Delete secondary site using console
How to Delete secondary site using CMD
HOW TO DO UNINSTALL SECONDARY SITE USING CONSOLE

Lets check how to uninstall the sccm secondary site server. This can be done from configuration manager console. To start the uninstalltion navigate to below

Administration/ Overview /Site Configuration / Sites /Select the site for un-installation. Right click on the secondary site and click Delete

On Delete Secondary Site page you can see the Site code which we are going to uninstall.

Tips:- Cross check the Site code for safer side

There are two option you can find in Delete Secondary Page

  1.  Uninstall the secondary site
  2. Delete the secondary site

Uninstall the secondary site – When you uninstall a secondary site, this action uninstall the configuration manager from secondary site server and delete all information about the sites and its resources from the configuration manager hierarchy. Use this option when you want to remove a functional secondary site that is accessible on the network

Delete the secondary site – When you delete a secondary site, this action deletes and delete all information about the sites and its resources from the configuration manager hierarchy and leaves a configuration manager installed on the secondary site server. Use this option when

  • Site failed to install
  • Post un-installation, server visible under Configuration manager console

Select the uninstall the secondary site and click next for completion. Monitor the un-installation process in ConfigMgrsetup.log

HOW TO DO DELETE SECONDARY SITE USING CONSOLE

Use this option when

  • Site failed to install
  • Post un-installation, server visible under Configuration manager console

Administration/ Overview /Site Configuration / Sites /Select the site for un-installation. Right click on the secondary site and click Delete

Monitor the progress in ConfigMgrsetup.log

HOW TO DO DELETE SECONDARY SITE USING CMD

Here we will cover how to delete the secondary site using Preinst.exe (Hierarchy Maintenance Tool).

What is Preinst.exe? The Hierarchy Maintenance tool (Preinst.exe) is a command-line tool that must run locally on the primary or secondary site server computer. Preinst.exe will automatically installed when you install configuration manager site. Preinst.exe kept under below path

Load Command prompt in Administrator and go to Preinst.exe location. Once loaded, type /DELSITE <Site code>. Then Enter. You see the site has been detaching from primary site.

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