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Creating the Secure Managed Desktop: Using Group Policy, SoftGrid, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and Other Management Tools by Jeremy Moskowitz

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4.5. Removing Applications

You can remove applications from users or computers in several ways. First, under some circumstances, users can manually remove applications, but, as an administrator, you hold the reigns. Therefore, you can set applications to automatically or forcefully be removed.

4.5.1. Users Can Manually Change or Remove Applications

If an application is Assigned (and also Published) to a user, they can use Control Panel to change the installed options or remove the bits to save space. However, Microsoft's position is that it provides the best of both worlds: the user can remove the binaries, but if the application is Assigned, the icons and program names are forced to appear on the Start All Programs menu.

But, in practice, ...

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