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Unable to Delete GPO

Hi, I am trying to delete a GPO object and its sayis "Access is Denied". I have logged into the server as Administrator which is also a member of Domain Admins & Ent. Admins.

I have also checked the /%Sysroot%/SysVol/Policies and double confirmed the permissions are correct

Anyone have ideas on why i am unable to delete it?
Satheesh Agatheeswaran
Satheesh Agatheeswaran
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You can use ADSIEdit or dsacls to reset the permission of the GPO to the
default permission of the group policy class.

Group Polices are stored within Active Directory in the follow container.
Jeremy TyreDistributed Computer Systems AnalystCommented:
What version of server?  Depending on the version there is a way to turn off the protect on the GPO object that will cause this.
Satheesh AgatheeswaranSystems & Network AdministratorAuthor Commented:
@Jeremy Tyre: - Its Windows 2008 R2

@SvenIA: - My Manager doesn't want to restore to default permissions
Satheesh AgatheeswaranSystems & Network AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thank you all, restoring the permissions to its defaults worked.. Took bit of time to get the approval :)
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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