Does deleting a GPO for a software installation (MSI package) "orphan" the software installation?

Posted on 2005-04-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
I create a GPO that installs say Adobe6.msi and later we decide to slightly change how we manage installations and GPO's. If I install the application using GPO and later delete the policy, is the original installation now forever "unmanaged"?
Question by:jefmik
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    When you decide to remove the Gpo, you will be asked if desire to uninstall all existing packets from the clients or only prevent new installations. In this second case, you might be able to uninstall later those applications only applying a new policy and selecting the options "Remove software not distributed";en-us;821870
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