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# GPO to delete files from a local PC folder

Posted on 2011-10-26
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Hello, I cant seem to find what I am trying to acheive (it may not be possible) I have a line of business application that creates temporary files on the local PC on my SBS 2011 network. Previously on SBS 2003 I had a login script run that would delete these temporary files.

I am trying to replicate this function using a GPO is this possible?
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Doh I have just found out how to do it
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Stupid Question
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As far as I know this can only be done using a script.

So you can add the following script into your GPO under User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Script (Logon/Logoff)

Script: Just replace the *.FileExtension with the extension of the files that you would like to delete.
Dim fso
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
fso.DeleteFile "C:\path\to\folder\[b]*.FileExtension[/b]", True

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If you go to Group Policy Management Editor you can obviously create a new GPO or edit an existing one.

User Config - Preferences - Windows Settings - Folders

Then create a new task to deltete folders and specify the path.
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Thanks!! :)
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