What is the recommended best practice for removing or deleting Windows agents from NetIQ Vulnerabili (NETIQKB50724)

  • 7750724
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 08-Sep-2008

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NetIQ Vulnerability Manager 5.0

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NetIQ Vulnerability Manager 5.5

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NetIQ Vulnerability Manager Agent for Windows 5.0

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NetIQ Vulnerability Manager Agent for Windows 5.5

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What is the recommended best practice for removing or deleting Windows agents from NetIQ Vulnerability Manager?

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If I no longer need an agent or endpoint, how do I remove it from VM?

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Is it possible to remove a whole system from VM if I'm not using it?

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If you no longer need a Windows agent, you can remove it from your asset map. The recommended best practice for removing or deleting Windows agents from NetIQ Vulnerability Manager is to first remove the relevant endpoints, followed by the agent, and, if necessary, followed then by the system.

To delete an endpoint:

  1. Start NetIQ Vulnerability Manager.
  2. Expand IT Assets > Agents > OS > Windows.
  3. In the right pane, select the agent for which you want to remove endpoints.
  4. Select the endpoints you want to delete.
  5. On the Actions menu, click Delete.
  6. Click Yes on the confirmation message.

To delete an agent:

  1. In the right pane, select the agent you want to delete.
  2. On the Actions menu, click Delete.
  3. Click Yes on the confirmation message.

To delete a system:

  1. Under IT Assets, click Managed Systems.
  2. In the right pane, select the system you want to delete.
  3. On the Actions menu, click Delete.
  4. Click Yes on the confirmation message.


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Before deleting an agent, you must delete all attached endpoints, and before deleting a system, you must delete all attached endpoints and agents.



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Note: You can also obtain this information from the NetIQ Vulnerability Manager 5.5 User Guide.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB50724

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