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Delete a Group Policy object

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To delete a Group Policy object

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the domain, or right-click any organizational unit in the domain.

  3. Click Properties, and then click the Group Policy tab.

  4. To find all the Group Policy objects that are stored in the domain, click Add.

  5. In the Add a Group Policy Object Link dialog box, click the All tab, right-click the Group Policy object that you want to delete, and then click Delete.

  6. Click Yes, click Cancel, and then click OK.


  • To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group.

  • To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  • When you delete a Group Policy object, any sites, domains, or organizational units to which it is linked are no longer affected by it. You might want to disable the Group Policy object instead. For more information, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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