Remove a Managed Application

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

To remove a managed application

  1. Open Group Policy Software Installation.

  2. In the results 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 should be 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.

Additional considerations

  • To complete this procedure, you must have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO. By default, members of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO.