Remove-GPO

Removes a GPO.

Syntax

Remove-GPO
      [-Confirm]
      [-Domain <String>]
      -Guid <Guid>
      [-KeepLinks]
      [-Server <String>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-GPO
      [-Name] <String>
      [-Confirm]
      [-Domain <String>]
      [-KeepLinks]
      [-Server <String>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-GPO cmdlet removes the Group Policy Object (GPO) container and data from the directory service and the system volume folder (SysVol).

Examples

Example 1: Remove a GPO by GUID

PS C:\> Remove-GPO -Guid 50cc3e45-0b14-46dd-8b4d-afa012bc331c -Domain "contoso.com" -KeepLinks

This command removes the GPO that has the GUID 50cc3e45-0b14-46dd-8b4d-afa012bc331c from the contoso.com domain. Because the KeepLinks parameter is specified, links between the GPO and all sites, and links between the GPO and all containers in the domain are preserved.

Example 2: Remove a GPO by name

PS C:\> Remove-GPO -Name "TestGPO"

This command removes the GPO named TestGPO from the domain of the user that is running the session. Because the KeepLinks parameter is not specified, links between the GPO and all sites, and links between the GPO and all containers in the domain are removed.

Required Parameters

-Guid

Specifies the GPO to remove by its globally unique identifier (GUID). The GUID uniquely identifies the GPO.

You can also refer to the Guid parameter by its built-in alias, id. For more information, see about_Aliases.

Type:Guid
Aliases:ID, GPOID
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies the GPO that this cmdlet removes by its display name.

The display name is not guaranteed to be unique in the domain. If another GPO with the same display name exists in the domain an error occurs. You can use the Guid parameter to uniquely identify a GPO.

You can also refer to the Name parameter by its built-in alias, displayname. For more information, see about_Aliases.

Type:String
Aliases:DisplayName
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Domain

Specifies the domain in which you want to remove a GPO. You must specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain.

If you do not specify the Domain parameter, the domain of the computer that you are logged on to is used.

If you specify a domain that differs from the domain of your user object, a trust must exist between the domain from which you want to remove the GPO and the domain of your user object.

Type:String
Aliases:DomainName
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-KeepLinks

Indicates that the cmdlet preserves the links to the GPO in the specified domain, including OUs, and all sites when the GPO is removed.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Server

Specifies the name of the domain controller that this cmdlet contacts to complete the operation. You can specify either the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the host name.

If you do not specify the name by using the Server parameter, the primary domain controller (PDC) emulator is contacted.

You can also refer to the Server parameter by its built-in alias, dc. For more information, see about_Aliases.

Type:String
Aliases:DC
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.GroupPolicy.Gpo

This cmdlet pipes the GPO to be removed. Collections that contain GPOs from different domains are not supported.

Outputs

None

This cmdlet does not generate any output.

Notes

  • When you remove a GPO, by default, all links to that GPO in the domain of the GPO are deleted. To remove a link to a GPO, you must have permission to link Group Policy Objects for the organizational unit or domain. If you do not have rights to delete a link, the GPO is deleted, but the link remains. Links from other domains and sites are not removed. The link to a deleted GPO appears in the GPMC as Not Found. To remove Not Found links, you must either have permission on the site, domain, or organizational unit containing the link, or ask someone with sufficient rights to delete it.