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Reset (remove) policies applied to a Windows worlstation

Posted on 2015-01-03
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Last Modified: 2015-01-03

How can I permanently rest/remove policies that have been applied to a Windows workstation (XP & 7) ?

Question by:Yann Shukor
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by:Neil Russell
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Is the computer still on the domain?

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by:Yann Shukor
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open Regedit and browse to  "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy"

Now delete ALL Keys that start with "S-"

now move into "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\GroupMembership"

Now delete ALL Keys that start with "S-"

Exit Regedit
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If the computer is no longer on the domain then you can actually run the gpupdate /force /boot command to reset the machine settings back to default.

Also have a look at my reply to your other question.

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