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Clear Inactive Devices in Microsoft Intune

Clear Inactive Devices in Microsoft Intune

In this short post, we will look at the options available in Intune to remove inactive devices. The feature is called “Device clean-up rules.”

To get started with enabling this feature, lets first have a look at what is Device Clean up rules.

With Intune device clean=up rules you can choose between 90 -270 days to automatically remove inactive/obsolete device records from Intune.

To get started and implement the device clean up rules, navigate to your Microsoft EndPoint Manager portal https://endpoint.microsoft.com/

Click on Devices.

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Scroll down to “other” and select “Device clean-up rules.”

By default, the device clean up rule is disabled, you will have to click on “Yes” to enable it. Once you click on “Yes” you will then have the option of specifying the timeframe since the device last checked in.

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As you can see from the above image, once you specify the inactive period. You will then get the following message where you can see how many devices will be affected.

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Once you click on “View Affected Devices” you will then get an idea of how many devices will be removed .

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Once you happy with the changes you about to implement click on “save” at the top of the page.

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And there you go, now we have an automated way to keep the Intune portal clean and make sure that only the devices in use are listed.

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