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The list of unmanaged systems in the tree is long. Majority of them are long gone

I was under the impression that "Inactive Agent Cleanup Task" will clean up all the "dead wood" from the system tree. Am I mistaken?
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jsubbura
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Re: The list of unmanaged systems in the tree is long. Majority of them are long gone

Hi @User86150689 ,

You are correct,

This is a default server task in epo - inactive agent cleanup task. If you make sure not to choose to remove agent when it deletes the systems, then if they come back online at a later date, they will check back into epo.

https://docs.mcafee.com/bundle/epolicy-orchestrator-5.10.0-product-guide/page/GUID-11F6D4D7-2EAE-467...

 

Thank you.

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Jithendran S
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Re: The list of unmanaged systems in the tree is long. Majority of them are long gone

Well,  I have that task setup as per manual page you referenced and nothing gets deleted.  When I run Inactive Clients query it doesn't pickup any systems.  Like I said I have a bunch of unmanaged systems in the ePO db that are long gone from our AD/network.

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Re: The list of unmanaged systems in the tree is long. Majority of them are long gone

Hello @User86150689 

Thanks for your response.

What if you are executing the Inactive Agent from Query and Reports?

Does this one is picking up something, If yes try to delete machines from there.

If the machines are not available in the AD and by any chance the agent is available on those machine in that case whenever the machine will communicate is will appear back in the ePO System Tree.

If you want to remove the machines permanently from the system tree in that case, Please go to the server task and select the 

But this is going to apply for all the machines, If any machine will match the criteria it will get removed.

 

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Re: The list of unmanaged systems in the tree is long. Majority of them are long gone

Hello,

You can clean up the unmanaged machines from the EPO system tree by reconfiguring the Active directory synchronization. 

Navigate to EPO>>system tree>> select the group where you have configured the AD sync >>select Group details Tab>>Edit on Synchronization tab>> scroll down find the option "When systems are deleted from the synchronization point: " and select "Delete systems from systems tree" and save the task.

Upon next synchronization, The AD sync task will ensure to remove the unmanaged machines which are stale /removed(deleted) in AD OUs and add/move the systems accordingly.

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Re: The list of unmanaged systems in the tree is long. Majority of them are long gone

Inactive Agent query will target only machines which are not communicated for 30 days and in 'managed state'. Please look at filter tab of the query.

If you want to delete 'unmanaged' machines then you can create query with filter 'managed state=unmanaged' and can use it in server task.

 

 

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