Tidy Cache – Clean Up Old CCMCache

You are probably already aware that ConfigMgr manages its client cache pretty well. I’ve run into situations where server VMs are running leaner and leaner, with much less disk space on the system drive than desired, so I built a compliance settings rule that will help keep the cache a little more tidy than we do out-of-the-box.

This script is an example to purge all content in the ccmcache folder that is older than 60 days.  Below is a simple example for creating a compliance settings rule.

Create a new Configuration Item CI, and paste the contents of the Discovery script and Remediation script into their respective locations. Create a new compliance rule, for where the count from your discovery script equals zero, as shown below.

Discovery Script:

$MinDays = 60
$UIResourceMgr = New-Object -ComObject UIResource.UIResourceMgr
$Cache = $UIResourceMgr.GetCacheInfo()
($Cache.GetCacheElements() |
where-object {[datetime]$_.LastReferenceTime -lt (get-date).adddays(-$mindays)} |

Remediation Script:

$MinDays = 60
$UIResourceMgr = New-Object -ComObject UIResource.UIResourceMgr
$Cache = $UIResourceMgr.GetCacheInfo()
$Cache.GetCacheElements() |
where-object {[datetime]$_.LastReferenceTime -lt (get-date).adddays(-$mindays)} |
foreach {


Deploy this script (with remediation) to your test lab group, and verify that it properly purges content that is older than 60 days in the ccmcache folder.

All Set! Test, test, and release to prod!



About Greg Ramsey
Greg Ramsey, Enterprise Mobility MVP, is a Senior Enterprise Architect at Dell, Inc. He has a B.S. in Computer Sciences and Engineering from Ohio State University and has co-authored many books over the years. Greg is a co-founder of the Ohio SMS Users Group and the Central Texas Systems Management User Group. Greg is also a board member of the Northwest System Center User Group and the Director of Communications for the Midwest Management Summit.

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