Microsoft have released another version of Configuration Manager (Technical Preview), this time it’s version 2202. It’s got a list of new features detailed here.
One of those new features is the ability to delete a bunch of collections referenced from a collection when you are deleting said collection.
Confused ? 😛
Let’s give it a try
In this example I’ve created a few collections with limiting collections of the parent and then populated them with some members.
The View Relationships graphic will change quite a bit depending on what type of membership rules you’ve configured, eg Limiting, Include, Exclude and so on. Below is an example of a pretty complex relationship.
If at this point you are happy to delete all these collections go ahead and close this screen and then select Delete all listed collections from the previous wizard.
You will get a list of objects about to deleted, along with a question asking if you are sure that you want to delete them, you can optionally select to delete the devices within the collections also by selecting Delete each collection member from the database.
If you select OK then the action is fairly immediate and deletion starts and ends quickly.
cool or what !