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How to reinstall System Center Essentials 2007

September 1, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Remove all SCE 2007 remnants from your environment. Here are few things to check:

First check if Managed Computers Group in Active Directory is removed, if not remove it using these steps:

  • Open Active Directory Users & Computers, Start –> Run -> dsa.msc
  • Right-click on your.domain and click Find
  • Type SCE Managed Computers into the Name box and click Find Now
  • Right-click SCE Managed Computers in the results pane and click Delete
  • Click Yes when prompted
  • Close Active Directory Users & Computers

Second, check if you have any related group policies, if you do delete them.

Bare in mind that if you performed the default installation there were 2 group policy objects automatically created for you. To remove them follow these steps.

  • Open Group Policy Management Console, Start -> Run -> gpmc.msc
  • Expand your.domain -> Group Policy Objects in the left pane
  • Right-click SCE Managed Computers Group Policy (…) and click Delete
  • Right-click System Center Essentials All Computers Policy and click Delete
  • Close Group Policy Management Console

Third, check service connection points (SCE & SDKServiceSCP). If you do, then here’s how you can remove them:

To remove SCE connection point:

  • Open ADSI edit, Start –> Run -> adsiedit.msc
  • Right-click ADSI edit in the left pane and click Connect
  • Select Default naming context in the Select a well known Naming Context box and click OK
  • Right-click Default naming context in the left pane and select New -> Query
  • Type SCESCP in the Name box
  • Click the Browse… button, select your.domain, and click OK
  • Paste(&(objectCategory=serviceConnectionPoint)(cn=SCESCP)) into the Query String box and click OK
  • Highlight and then expand Default naming context in the left pane
  • Select SCESCP in the left pane
  • Right-click CN=SCESCP in the middle pane and click Delete
  • Click Yes when prompted
  • Leave ADSI edit open for the next step

To remove SDKServiceSCP connection point:

  • Right-click Default naming context in the left pane and select New -> Query
  • Type SDKSCP in the Name box
  • Click the Browse… button, select your.domain, and click OK
  • Paste(&(objectCategory=serviceConnectionPoint)(cn=SDKServiceSCP))into the Query String box and click OK
  • Highlight and then expand Default naming context in the left pane
  • Select SDKSCP in the left pane
  • Right-click the appropriate CN=SDKServiceSCP entry in the middle pane and click Delete
  • Click Yes when prompted

Now its possible to install and setup a fresh SCE environment.

 

-Eric

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  1. March 31, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Hi Eric!

    Excellent post solved my problem in 5 minutes.
    Thank you!

  2. Dave
    September 28, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Great post,

    very easy to work through and works perfectly!

  3. murphysocks
    August 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    should I remove all the computers from the group before I delete it??

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