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    Delete a Group Policy GPO: what will happen?

    I have a few GPOs stat stop things like students locking machines. If I delete that GPO, will the user retain that last GPO push or will it revert to a default state (allowing them to lock their computer) for example?

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    It will stay as it was set.

    If you want to reverse it you'll need to change the GPO.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    It will stay as it was set.

    If you want to reverse it you'll need to change the GPO.

    Ben

    That's exactly what I needed to know. Thanks!

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    Following on from that it's important to note that policies usually have three settings -

    1 - Enabled
    2 - Disabled
    3 - Not Applied

    If you have previously enabled a policy that you don't want anymore then you must specifically change to "Disabled", and vise-versa. Changing to "Not Applied" after a policy has been used will leave it set on machines that have already picked up the policy. So a previously Enabled policy will still be Enabled on old machines, but new machines won't have the policy set.

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