I have a GPO that I no longer want to enforce. Does it matter whether I simply disable or delete the link or the GPO itself?
As far as the targeted users or computers are concerned there is no difference between deleting and disabling a GPO and its links. In either case the GPO falls out of scope. The only difference is that if the GPO is deleted, it can no longer be utilized in the future while if it simply disabled, it can be linked again or modified for additional use. Jeremy discusses deletion of GPOs in Chapter 2 of his book.
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