I am the Network Admin for the domain and have to make GPOs that I dont want to apply to myself. Should I take away the Read permission for my account?
No. The Read permission is necessary for you to read and work with the GPO. If you were to remove the Read permission from your account, you would no longer be able to access the settings of the GPO in any way. As long as you dont have the Apply Group Policy permission the settings will not be enforced on your user account unless they are applied to the computer configuration which affects all users no matter who they are.
The GPanswers.com forum is closed now (thanks, spammers!)
But we encourage you to join us at LinkedIn in the “GPO Stuff” group.
Jeremy is regular there, and there is a reasonable system to prevent junk posts.
In all, we think it’s the right place to go for Group Policy-specific questions.
It’s a private group, but just JOIN it, and the owner should approve your request.
See you there !
-Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP