Remove-CMTaskSequence

Remove a task sequence.

Syntax

Remove-CMTaskSequence
      [-Force]
      -InputObject <IResultObject>
      [-DisableWildcardHandling]
      [-ForceWildcardHandling]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-CMTaskSequence
      [-Force]
      -Name <String>
      [-DisableWildcardHandling]
      [-ForceWildcardHandling]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-CMTaskSequence
      [-Force]
      -TaskSequencePackageId <String>
      [-DisableWildcardHandling]
      [-ForceWildcardHandling]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-CMTaskSequence cmdlet removes a task sequence from Configuration Manager.

All related deployments are automatically removed.

Note

Run Configuration Manager cmdlets from the Configuration Manager site drive, for example PS XYZ:\>. For more information, see getting started.

Examples

Example 1: Remove a task sequence by using a variable

The first command gets the task sequence object named TaskSequence01 and stores the object in the $TaskSequence variable.

The second command removes the task sequence object stored in $TaskSequence. Since the -Force parameter isn't specified, PowerShell prompts the user to confirm the action.

PS XYZ:\> $TaskSequence = Get-CMTaskSequence -Name "TaskSequence01"
PS XYZ:\> Remove-CMTaskSequence -InputObject $TaskSequence
Remove
Are you sure you wish to remove TaskSequence: Name="General Sequence 11"?
[Y] Yes  [N] No  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"):

Example 2: Remove a task sequence by using the pipeline

This command gets the task sequence object named TaskSequence02. It then uses the pipeline operator to pass the object to Remove-CMTaskSequence, which removes the task sequence object. With the Force parameter, PowerShell doesn't prompt the user before it removes the task sequence.

Get-CMTaskSequence -Name "TaskSequence02" | Remove-CMTaskSequence -Force

Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

-DisableWildcardHandling

This parameter treats wildcard characters as literal character values. You can't combine it with ForceWildcardHandling.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

-Force

Forces the command to run without asking for user confirmation.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

-ForceWildcardHandling

This parameter processes wildcard characters and may lead to unexpected behavior (not recommended). You can't combine it with DisableWildcardHandling.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

-InputObject

Specifies a task sequence object. To get a task sequence object, use the Get-CMTaskSequence cmdlet.

Type:IResultObject
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False

-Name

Specifies the name of a task sequence to remove.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:True

-TaskSequencePackageId

Specifies the ID of a task sequence to remove.

Type:String
Aliases:PackageId
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet doesn't run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.IResultObject

Outputs

System.Object