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How to flush out the old domain policy on a joined domain Win 7 client

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  • Hi everyone,

    Thank you very much for your help on this. Currently, I have a PC joined a domain with domain GPOs. Now, I just like to flush out whatever old GPOs on the machine so it will take a new GPO with new settings. My question is...what is the right way to flush out all the old domain GPO that were applied on the win7 client?

    I tried to move the client to a GPO free OU before but I could still see the client machine still contained the old settings.

    I also did some researches before...some people say I should remove the *.pol file in System32/GroupPolicy. But I could not locate the *.pol files on the machine even I "unhide" all the system files.

    Hope you can help to provide a clear valid way to "reset" the GPOs settings on the Win7 back to "default".

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Takumi

    Monday, April 25, 2016 10:11 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    You could try the below steps to reset GPO settings from client:

    1. Open Regedit.

    2. Navigate to the following location:

    Delete the "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft" Key (looks like a folder).

    Delete the "HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft" Key

    Delete the "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects" Key.

    Delete the "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies" Key.

    3. Exit the registry and restart.

    Note: Remember to take a backup before modifying the registry.

    Similar thread for your reference:

    Reset GPO from client

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/06a95092-95ac-4eb5-9e77-dee22c5b483a/reset-gpo-from-client?forum=winserverGP

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    • Marked as answer by Riderfaiz Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:43 PM
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:00 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    You could try the below steps to reset GPO settings from client:

    1. Open Regedit.

    2. Navigate to the following location:

    Delete the "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft" Key (looks like a folder).

    Delete the "HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft" Key

    Delete the "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects" Key.

    Delete the "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies" Key.

    3. Exit the registry and restart.

    Note: Remember to take a backup before modifying the registry.

    Similar thread for your reference:

    Reset GPO from client

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/06a95092-95ac-4eb5-9e77-dee22c5b483a/reset-gpo-from-client?forum=winserverGP

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Riderfaiz Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:43 PM
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:00 AM
    Moderator
  • THank you very much for your response. I will try on this. I really appreciate your help!

    Takami

    PS I am sorry to reply you late.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:44 PM