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Active Directory Cookbook by Robbie Allen

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9.4. Deleting a GPO

Problem

You want to delete a GPO.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open the GPMC snap-in.

  2. In the left pane, expand the Forest container, expand the Domains container, browse to the domain of the target GPO, and expand the Group Policy Objects container.

  3. Right-click on the target GPO and select Delete.

  4. Click OK to confirm.

Using a command-line interface

> deletegpo.wsf <GPOName> [/domain:<DomainDNSName>]

Using VBScript

' This code deletes the specified GPO.
' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------
strGPO      = "<GPOName>"        ' e.g. My New GPO
strDomain   = "<DomainDNSName>" ' e.g. rallencorp.com ' ------ END CONFIGURATION --------- set objGPM = CreateObject("GPMgmt.GPM") set objGPMConstants = objGPM.GetConstants( ) ' Initialize the Domain object set objGPMDomain = objGPM.GetDomain(strDomain, "", objGPMConstants.UseAnyDC) ' Find the GPO set objGPMSearchCriteria = objGPM.CreateSearchCriteria objGPMSearchCriteria.Add objGPMConstants.SearchPropertyGPODisplayName, _ objGPMConstants.SearchOpEquals, cstr(strGPO) set objGPOList = objGPMDomain.SearchGPOs(objGPMSearchCriteria) if objGPOList.Count = 0 then WScript.Echo "Did not find GPO: " & strGPO WScript.Echo "Exiting." WScript.Quit elseif objGPOList.Count > 1 then WScript.Echo "Found more than one matching GPO. Count: " & _ objGPOList.Count WScript.Echo "Exiting." WScript.Quit else WScript.Echo "Found GPO: " & objGPOList.Item(1).DisplayName end if ' Delete the GPO objGPOList.Item(1).Delete WScript.Echo "Successfully deleted GPO: ...

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