Learn AD in 15 Minutes a Week: Windows 2000 GPO Software Deployment Page 4

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 25, 2002

Maintaining Software Deployments Through Removal

There will be times when software is totally retired from use in the enterprise or a specific application or suite of applications are replace by another vendors brand.

This can be done through Group Policy by selecting the Software Installation node in the Software Settings under either Computer or User Configuration, (depending on where it is being installed from) in the Group Policy Object.

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

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The Remove Software Dialog box appears and allows you to select one of the following removal options:

Immediately Uninstall The Software From Users And Computers -- Removes the application the next time a user logs on or restarts the computer.

Allow Users To Continue To Use The Software, But Prevent New Installations -- Allows users that already have the software installed to continue to use it. If they remove it, it will not be redeployed through the Group Policy.

Well, that wraps up this section of Learn Active Directory Design and Administration in 15 Minutes a Week covering some of the Windows 2000 Server Software Management Tools for Deploying Software and Software Maintenance.  I hope you found it informative and will return for the next installment.

If you have any questions, comments or even constructive criticism, please feel free to drop me a note.

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Until then, best of luck in your studies and remember,

"I still yet have to figure out why don't they just make mouse-flavored cat food."

Jason Zandri

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