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Unable to remove Group Policy

    Question

  • I inadvertently activated a GP I do not want. I have disabled the policy and even deleted the GPO, but workstations still are restricted by the policy.

    Any suggestions on how to remove this from my workstations?

    I have a new GP that does not include the policy in questio, but that did not correct the issue

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7:54 PM

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  • enforce the new policy, ensure objects that were restricted in the old policy are clearly marked as unrestricted in the new GPO and not 'undefined'
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:01 PM
  • Have changed the GP to "Disabled" and gpudate /force. No change. Still restricted
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:54 PM
  • Hi,

    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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    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:49 AM
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  • > I have disabled the policy and even deleted the GPO, but workstations
    > still are restricted by the policy.
     
    To help further, you might want to tell what setting exactly we are
    talking about. Not all settings can be easily reverted or will revert on
    their own if the related GPO is deleted or modified.
     
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:31 PM
  • CD and DVD Deny write access is the policy I am wrestling with.
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 3:32 PM
  • > CD and DVD Deny write access is the policy I am wrestling with.
     
    This afaik is one of these that won't vanish. Since I never implemented
    them (we use a dedicated device control solution), I'm somewhat out of
    the game now :()
     
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 3:55 PM