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Revoke software installed from SCCM

Revoke software installed from SCCM

An administrator can revoke software installed from Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) without any user interaction.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_client_sf_dist.csd_admin or admin

Software deployed by SCCM can be revoked, but only when the software's status is Installed and the user or device is configured for an SCCM uninstall collection. A workflow called Revoke SCCM Application moves either the user or the device from its respective collection and adds it to the appropriate uninstall collection. When SCCM performs an internal policy check and finds the user or device in the uninstall collection, SCCM immediately removes the related software package from the client computer.

About this task

To revoke software installed by SCCM:


  1. Navigate to Client Software Distribution > Software Items.
  2. Open the catalog item for the software you want to revoke.
  3. In the record for the catalog item, select the appropriate uninstall collection in the Sccm uninstall collection field.
    This can be either a user or a device uninstall collection.
  4. Save the form.
  5. Navigate to Client Software Distribution > Requested Software > Software.
  6. Open the Requested Item record for the SCCM software package you want to revoke.
  7. Under Related Links, click Revoke software.
    This action runs the Revoke SCCM Application workflow that moves the user or device collection to the appropriate uninstall collection.