Remove a managed application

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To remove a managed application

  1. Open Group Policy Software Installation.

  2. In the details pane, right-click the application that you want to remove, point to All Tasks, and then click Remove.

  3. In the Remove Software dialog box, click one of the following removal methods:

    • To specify that the application is removed the next time a user logs on or restarts the computer, click Immediately uninstall the software from users and computers.

    • To specify that users can continue to use the application if they have already installed it, click Allow users to continue to use the software, but prevent new installations. If users have removed the application or if they have never installed it, they will not be able to install it.


  • To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group.

  • To open Group Policy Software Installation, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Open Group Policy Software Installation
Open Group Policy Object Editor
Group Policy Software Installation overview
Group Policy Software Installation