Where is a Group Policy actually located? (Not the link)

Posted on 2011-10-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I made the mistake of creating my first/only gpo on the default domain policy. I am in the process of creating new GPO's and reverting the default gpo back to the not configured state. I understand that in gpmc, there are gpo links under the domain. Where is the actual GPO located?  How do i delete a GPO? (Not the link)

This is so that i can find the location and delete the actual GPO if i choose to and not just the link.
Question by:Fureio
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    Refer to GPMC for the GUID of the policy
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    by:Adam Brown
    In GPMC you need to go to the Group Policy Objects section to delete GPOs.
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    I think as per your question, the answer would be the Actual GPO is located under Group Policy Objects in GPMC.
    However, if you want to delete, you can just delete the link & since it is not linked anywhere it won't affect your Domain.
    But, if you really want to delete it, then you can go to Group Policy Objects & delete it there.

    Please note, the deletion of link only deletes the link, deletion of Object will delete it & all the corresponding links.

    My suggestion is before you delete anything, go in Group Policy Objects, give a Right Click & backup. Just in case ;)


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    Thank you!
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    Pleasure, thanks for the points.

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