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Disable User or Computer Settings in a Group Policy Object

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

To disable user or computer settings in a Group Policy object

  1. In the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) console tree, double-click the forest containing the domain or organizational unit (OU) that contains the Group Policy object (GPO).

  2. Double-click the domain or OU.

  3. Right-click the GPO that contains the user or computer settings you want to disable, point to GPO Status , and then do one of the following:

    • Click User settings disabled to disable user settings for the GPO.

    • Click Computer settings disabled to disable computer settings for the GPO.

  4. A check mark next to User settings disabled or Computer settings disabled indicates that user or computer settings are disabled.

Additional considerations

  • You must have Edit permission on the GPO to complete this procedure.

  • You can also modify GPO Status from the Details tab of a GPO.

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