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How to remove unused software from user machines with SCCM 2012

The other day I came across a question on stackowerflow.com which was about possibilty to “Automatically uninstall unused applications in SCCM 2012”, which in turn lead me to nice series of blog posts which describe how to accomplish uninstall of unused applications based on SCCM software metering data with use of Orchestrator Runbooks and allowing users opt out from uninstall process. While this is perfectly suitable blueprint which may be adopted as is it may also give you an idea on other ways to acomplish uninstallation of unused apps in your environment.

\nLinks to blogposts:\n\n1) Software Metering Deep Dive and Automation Part 1: Use It Or Lose It – The Basics\n\n2) Software Metering Deep Dive and Automation Part 2: Use It Or Lose It – The Collections\n\n3) Software Metering Deep Dive and Automation Part 3: Use It Or Lose It – The Orchestrator Runbook Automation

And you may also want to download System Center 2012 – Configuration Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions which apart many other useful things contains  runmetersumm.exe utility which can be executed on the SQL instance hosting the Configuration Manager database to trigger the summarization process for software metering data.

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