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Deleting Office 2013 GPO files RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am looking to delete these as I am now using Office 2016 GPOs.

    However, I understand that the GPOs comprise many underlying files in Explorer, and it is difficult to identify which files to delete. For example, they do not all have the name 2013 in the name.

    Does anyone know of a tool or technique to delete thoroughly all Office 2016 GPO files?

    Many thanks.

    Keith


    R K Howard

    Saturday, June 3, 2017 11:37 AM

Answers

  • > Is there a tool that allows me to delete a certain ADMX file and all the files that are attached to it?

    "DEL" comes to mind :-)

    DEL AdmFileOfYOurChoice.* /s

    Friday, June 9, 2017 4:15 PM

All replies

  • Hi,
     
    Am 03.06.2017 um 13:37 schrieb R. Keith Howard:
    > I am looking to delete these as I am now using Office 2016 GPOs.
     
    So, why do you not delete die GPOs?
     
    > However, I understand that the GPOs comprise many underlying files in
    > Explorer,
     
    No, they do not. The Office ADMx/GPO settings only edit the Registry.
     
    So, what is exactly your problem?
    Deleting the ADMx?
    - they can be easily identified by name.
    Delete settings on client?
    - Settings from Policy remove themself automatically, when GPO is no
    longer applied.
     
    Uninstall Office?
    - Install the new Office and check, delete old version
     
    Mark
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    Saturday, June 3, 2017 11:54 AM
  • Hello Mark,

    The point here is that I have everything on \\domain\sysvol\policies\policydefinitions. And the ADMX files come with a lot of files attached like the language files and so on. So the question is: Is there a tool that allows me to delete a certain ADMX file and all the files that are attached to it?

    Because sorting all of those files out isn't exactly a nice job.

    Many thanks.

    Keith


    R K Howard

    Friday, June 9, 2017 3:35 PM
  • > Is there a tool that allows me to delete a certain ADMX file and all the files that are attached to it?

    "DEL" comes to mind :-)

    DEL AdmFileOfYOurChoice.* /s

    Friday, June 9, 2017 4:15 PM
  • I have done it manually now. Thanks.

    R K Howard

    Monday, June 12, 2017 5:58 PM
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    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:40 AM
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