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Remove-GPO

Updated: August 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Remove-GPO

Deletes a GPO.

Syntax

Parameter Set: ByGUID
Remove-GPO -Guid <Guid> [-Domain <String> ] [-KeepLinks] [-Server <String> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: ByName
Remove-GPO [-Name] <String> [-Domain <String> ] [-KeepLinks] [-Server <String> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Remove-GPO cmdlet removes the GPO container and data from the directory service and the system volume folder (SysVol).

Parameters

-Domain<String>

Specifies the domain in which you want to remove a GPO. You must specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain (for example: SalesDomain.Contoso.com).

If you do not specify the Domain parameter, the domain of the computer that you are logged on to is used.

If you specify a domain that differs from the domain of your user object, a trust must exist between the domain from which you want to remove the GPO and the domain of your user object.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Guid<Guid>

Specifies the GPO to delete by its globally unique identifier (GUID). The GUID uniquely identifies the GPO.

You can also refer to the Guid parameter by its built-in alias, "id". For more information, see about_Aliases.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-KeepLinks

Preserves the links to the GPO in the specified domain (including OUs) and all sites when the GPO is removed.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the GPO to delete by its display name.

The display name is not guaranteed to be unique in the domain. If another GPO with the same display name exists in the domain an error occurs. You can use the Guid parameter to uniquely identify a GPO.

You can also refer to the Name parameter by its built-in alias, "displayname". For more information, see about_Aliases.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Server<String>

Specifies the name of the domain controller that this cmdlet contacts to complete the operation. You can specify either the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the host name. For example:

FQDN: DomainController1.sales.contoso.com

Host Name: DomainController1

If you do not specify the name by using the Server parameter, the PDC emulator is contacted.

You can also refer to the Server parameter by its built-in alias, "dc". For more information, see about_Aliases.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • Microsoft.GroupPolicy.Gpo

    A GPO to be deleted. Collections that contain GPOs from different domains are not supported.


Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • None

    This cmdlet does not output any objects.


Notes

  • When you delete a GPO, by default, all links to that GPO in the domain of the GPO are deleted. To delete a link to a GPO, you must have permission to link Group Policy Objects for the organizational unit or domain. If you do not have rights to delete a link, the GPO is deleted, but the link remains. Links from other domains and sites are not deleted. The link to a deleted GPO appears in the GPMC as Not Found. To delete Not Found links, you must either have permission on the site, domain, or organizational unit containing the link, or ask someone with sufficient rights to delete it.

Examples

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

Description

-----------

Removes the GPO that has the GUID 50cc3e45-0b14-46dd-8b4d-afa012bc331c from the contoso.com domain. Because the KeepLinks parameter is specified, links between the GPO and all sites, and links between the GPO and all containers in the domain are preserved.


C:\PS>Remove-GPO -guid 50cc3e45-0b14-46dd-8b4d-afa012bc331c -Domain contoso.com -KeepLinks

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

Description

-----------

Removes the "TestGPO" GPO from the domain of the user that is running the session (or, for startup and shutdown scripts, the domain of the computer). Because the KeepLinks parameter is not specified, links between the GPO and all sites, and links between the GPO and all containers in the domain are deleted.


C:\PS>Remove-GPO -Name TestGPO

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