How to stop a client push installation in Configuration Manager

When a client push installation is initiated Config Mgr. generates a CCR – Client Configuration Request file – for each client. To stop the process those files must be manually deleted. As the files are processed they are moved between three different folders.

  • Initially the files are created in the .\inboxes\


  • When the CCR is prossed the record will be moved to .\inboxes\\inproc


  • Finally all installation request that failed (for some reason) will be stored as the computername in .\inboxes\


By | 2009-03-06T17:59:42+00:00 March 6th, 2009|Configuration Manager (SCCM)|7 Comments

About the Author:

Kent Agerlund
Microsoft Regional Director, Enterprise Mobility MVP. Microsoft Certified Trainer and Principal consultant. I have been working with Enterprise client management since 1992. Co-founder of System Center User Group Denmark in 2009. Certified MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, MCSA+Messaing, and much more. Member of: Microsoft Denmark System Center Partner Expert Team The Danish Technet Influencers program System Center Influencers Program.


  1. chatchawan August 11, 2011 at 8:37 - Reply

    Dear kent

    I already remove all recoard on and .inboxesCCR.boxinproc
    and restart server , after server back I still see client on branch site go to primary site to download file ( I used prtg to monitor traffic. it have many traffic out of server ) how to can stop client go to download installation file on primary server

  2. Miguel March 30, 2012 at 9:16 - Reply

    Saved my bacon! Inadvertenly chose to install the client to the all systems collection!


    • Mauricio March 11, 2014 at 18:35 - Reply

      @Miguel :
      It happens more than you could imagine. One time I sent Office 2013 to All Systems collection and maxed out every single MPLS in the company for an hour. Nevertheless, this method also saved my bacon.

      Thank you Kent Agerlund!

  3. Mark P August 11, 2013 at 0:33 - Reply

    Is that sufficient for SCCM 2012 SP1 CU1?
    Isn’t there an additional working list elsewhere now before they go to

  4. Chinka September 12, 2017 at 8:29 - Reply

    Hi by mistake i have initiated console client push on all system collection,once the system is discovered agent is installing on all discovered machine and it is retrying ever hour, So could you help me out

  5. Dominique September 14, 2017 at 23:58 - Reply

    Excellent information…
    As the issue is when the ccrretry is filling up how do you get alerted for this? Any view? Monitor?


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