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SCCM 2007 - Clients Offline

Posted on 2013-11-25
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Please forgive me where my question may be basic, but I am a novice to SCCM.

We recently had layoffs at my company of 100+ people.  The associated desktops have been disconnected from the network for several weeks and I woud like to reflect in SCCM that the SCCM Client = No and Active = No.

Is there a Site Maintenance Task I should run to obtain my desired SCCM statues for the offline clients?  If the SCCM statuses are changes to Client = No and Active =No will they be removed from their Collections?
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This should happen automatically with no action on your part via the Heartbeat discovery.  If the flag is set to No, then SCCM will drop them from collections since they don't have the SCCM client installed anymore.
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Thank you for your immediate response.  The computers are no longer on the network, so the heartbeat check coming from the SCCM server will not see if the computer is on the network, as well as the client is installed.  When (how many days) after the heartbeat check is performed with the status of these offline resources be reflected in SCCM?
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This article explains it quite well:

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jgilbert/archive/2008/10/18/client-is-installed-flag-explained.aspx

The default is 21 days.  So if the client hasn't responded in 21 days via the heartbeat discovery, the install flag is cleared.
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Does this happen by default, or should the Clear Install Flag - TASK be enabled?  Currently my Clear Install Flag task is disabled.  What are your thoughts?
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Yes, it should be enabled.
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