I recently had to pull Firefox out of Software Center and then made a new Firefox application. Both the old Firefox and the new Firefox were listed on a particular machine even though I had retired and deleted the old Firefox application. No matter what I did, the old software persisted! After some reading: it appears that SCCM tracks Software Center events in WMI. Even if you remove and reinstall the SCCM client, the “ghost software” remains. I was able to finally clear off the software icon by doing a complete policy reset using the following WMIC command on the client and then waiting:
WMIC /Namespace:\\root\ccm path SMS_Client CALL ResetPolicy 1 /NOINTERACTIVE
- Soli Deo Gloria
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Awesome, I learned something new after 3+ years being an admin for SCCM. Usually I would just update the machine policy and eventually it would go away.
Thank you so much!