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Can't edit/delete a certain collection in SCCM

Posted on 2013-01-31
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We believe this started after upgrading sccm to sp1.  There's now a collection that is just greyed out and it's as if we don't have rights to edit or delete it.
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Are you talking about SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta? And the collection in question is a default buit-in collection?

If yes then please be aware that MS has grayed out built-in collections.
Those are read-only and cannot be modified.
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I don't think it's sp1 beta, but yes, sccm 2012 sp1.  Yes, it seems the collection was a default built-in collection that we had edited and renamed.  and like you say, ms has made them read-only.  But ms didn't rename it back to the default name.  I'm not sure if the membership rules got reset back to default.  Anyways, do you happen to know of a way to rename the collection back to it's default name?  I looked briefly but didn't come up with anything
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The collection name is just one of its attributes.
It could be the case that during upgrade SCCM took all the build-in collections (found them by their SIDs) and locked them out. Most likely MS made a decision not to revert their attributes to default while doing so.

If you need you may roll-back the upgrade , get everything you need out of that collections and create custom ones and upgrade again.

From my (somewhat limited) experience with SCCM I can tell that using build-in collections is dangerous. They are basically only useful for reporting purposes.
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