Specify Categories in Which to Manage Applications

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

To specify categories in which to manage applications

  1. Open Group Policy Software Installation.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Software installation .

  3. Click Properties , and then click the Categories tab.

  4. To create or change the list of categories under which programs appear in Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel , do any of the following:

    • To create a new category, click Add , and then type the new category name. If you do not have permission to add categories, the Add button is unavailable.

    • To modify an existing category, click the category that you want to modify, click Modify , and then change the text of the selected category. If you do not have permission to edit categories, the Modify button is unavailable.

    • To remove a category from the Categories list, click the category name, and then click Remove . If you do not have permission to edit categories, the Remove button is unavailable.

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.

  • The changes that you make to the application categories apply throughout the domain in which this Group Policy object is stored.