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Remove multiple Active sync device

Posted on 2016-10-11
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Hello,

Could any one suggets, how i can remove the Active sync device from Exchange,.

i have 500 device ID with me

Thanks,
Andy
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Try with one device..
Remove-MobileDevice -Identity DeviceIDofphone -Confirm:$false

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If it works you can use following code to remove bulk devices.
GC C:\input.txt | %{Remove-MobileDevice -Identity $_ -Confirm:$false}

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For exchange 2010 use Remove-ActiveSyncDevice command..
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by:Addy Nadia
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what is GC in this command and is this i need to run in powershell with txt having all device id information ?

GC C:\input.txt | %{Remove-MobileDevice -Identity $_ -Confirm:$false}
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by:Subsun
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You need to run the command EMS (Exchange Management Shell).

GC is the alias for Get-Content, which reads the input details from text file C:\input.txt. The input file should have the device ID's listed in following format.
MobiledeviceID1
MobiledeviceID2
MobiledeviceID3

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by:Addy Nadia
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is it required to be in 1, 2 , 3 format
or i can put it straight in txt file just all device id
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Yes, You can put all device ID's in text file (one device ID per line), it needs not to be in particular order.. I just posted an example.. If you are still confused, post a sample of your input file.
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by:Addy Nadia
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this is i have put in text file


GUID

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ApplDQVFW2TSDKPH
ApplDQVK8GH5F193
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by:Subsun
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Remove header information
GUID

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Just keep device ID's in input file
ApplDQVFW2TSDKPH
ApplDQVK8GH5F193

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by:Addy Nadia
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okie.. i will let you know soon
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by:Addy Nadia
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i am getting error below

The mobile device ApplDQVFW2TSDKPH cannot be found.
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by:Addy Nadia
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can i give GUID in place of Device id ??

i mean it will cause any issue. because first i am testing on two user, then i need to do on 500 users
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Yes GUID should work..
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by:Addy Nadia
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when i run the same with mentioned GUID of devices, it successfully run

so it is correct or we need to mention Device id only
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by:Addy Nadia
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means GUID will be different for every one, for every device..right
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also i want before removing it will ask for confirm
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by:Subsun
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If you want command to ask for confirmation on each device, then remove -Confirm:$false from code.
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by:Addy Nadia
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ok thanks.. good support
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by:Addy Nadia
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Thanks Subsun for Great support
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by:Addy Nadia
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if we remove  -Confirm:$false  from command .. so it would be below.. please confirm

GC "c:\My Documents\StaleActiveSyncDevices\devicelist.csv" | %{Remove-MobileDevice -Identity $_}
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by:Subsun
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Yes, that's correct.. and input file should be in same format which I explained earlier..
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ok thanks
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Hello,

Please suggest, if this command is also OK and not having any impact for user

GC "c:\My Documents\StaleActiveSyncDevices\devicelist.csv" | Get-MobileDevice | Remove-MobileDevice

i ran this and found no issue.. so this is OK ?

Thanks
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Yes, it will work but might be slower..
Directly pipe the GC result to Remove-MobileDevice, it should work bit faster..
GC "c:\My Documents\StaleActiveSyncDevices\devicelist.csv" | Remove-MobileDevice

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ok thanks
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