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Manually remove SCCM 2007

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I made an attempt to move from Forefront 2007 + WSUS to Forefront 2010 + SCCM.  I had to abandon the project for a couple weeks.  Then I noticed that our servers started complaining of outdated Forefront definitions and it looks like they've not reported to the WSUS server for a while.  At this point I am wanting to take SCCM completely out of the picture and get the original setup working properly again.  I get an error when trying to do an uninstall of SCCM so instead of doing it that way I shutdown the server and removed the System Management object from Active Directory.  On a couple servers I have run sccmsetup /uninstall but they still haven't synced back up with the WSUS server.  Is there something else I need to do to remove SCCM or is it just a matter of time for things to sync back up.  I am also concerned that the SCCM client was deployed via our WSUS server and that it will continue to redeploy it even when I manually remove it.  I've tried but have been unsuccessful in finding the client in the WSUS update list.
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1. uninstall the client with ccmsetup.exe /uninstall
2. Make sure the WSUS Group Policy is configured to point the clients back to the WSUS Server
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I have already done that.  When the client polls the WSUS server it is told to reinstall the SCCM client again.
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Can you disable the deployment of the SCCM Agent via WSUS?
Unapprove the Patch?
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I would if I knew how to find the patch in WSUS.
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That is the process I went through to install the patch yo WSUS.  But my SCCM server is no longer functioning so I cannot use it to uninstall the patch.
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you can decline the patch within wsus
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Do you know what the patch is called in WSUS?
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Thanks.  That link and the ones it contained helped me down the right path.  First I needed to install SQL Management Studio on our WSUS server so I could query the local database.

http://projectdream.org/wordpress/2007/05/10/wsus-v3-and-connections-to-its-internal-database/

Then I executed the following query to find the SCCM update.

select * from tbupdate where (islocallypublished = 1)

After manually following several levels of foreign key constraints I was able to remove the update from the database.  I rebooted the server and clients are no longer picking up the SCCM client.
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allright that's great.
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