Unable to remove the Component Server Site System Role

Unable to remove the Component Server Site System Role

Problem

As I am new to SCCM, I have been testing out different parts of it and I came across an issue where I was trying to remove a DP (Distribution Point) from a server. I loaded the console and went to Administration / Overview / Site Configuration / Servers and Site System Roles

From there I right clicked on the server that had the DP I wanted to remove and selected Delete from the menu.

Once I clicked delete I was presented with a Delete Server dialog box stating…

The server “\\myservername” cannot be deleted because it contains the following site system roles: Component server

The component server role supports other site system roles and is created automatically by Configuration Manager. Although there might be a delay, this role is automatically removed after you remove other site system roles on this server.

I tried right clicking on the Component server role under Site System Roles but the Remove Role option was grayed out so I couldn’t remove the Component Server Site System Role.

Solution

From what I have read, the Component Server role only gets installed on a server when a Site System role is installed with the exception of a DP. In my testing I don’t remember installing a role other than a Distribution Point on this machine so it shouldn’t have had the Component server role installed. I guess that I must have installed another role other than the Distribution Point and removed it but the Component server role didn’t get removed.

The way I found to fix this is listed below.

  • Go to Administration / Site Configuration / Servers and Site System Roles / Click on your server to highlight it / Right click Site system under Site system Roles and select Properties from the menu.
  • You will need to make a change to one of the settings on the Site system properties screen. Since your choices are limited I would suggest that you check the Require the site server to initiate connections to this site system then click OK.
  • Wait 10 – 20 minutes. Yeah SCCM is slow about doing some things.
  • Right click your server and choose refresh. Hopefully now the Component server role should no longer show up.
  • You can now delete the server DP role.

About The Author

I have worked in the computer repair field since the early '90s. I was a technician and then Coordinator of Computer Repair for Regional Education Service Agency II (RESA 2) for 18 years. I am currently working for Wayne County Schools as a Network Engineer/Technology Specialist. I am responsible for the schools' Internet access, Wi-Fi, networks, servers, laptops, desktops, and operating systems and software.

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