Disable the User or Computer settings in a Group Policy object using GPMC

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To disable the user or computer settings for a Group Policy object

  1. Open Group Policy Management.

  2. In the console tree, double-click the forest containing the domain or organizational unit which contains the Group Policy object (GPO).

  3. Double-click the domain or organizational unit.

  4. Right-click the GPO that contains the user or computer settings you want to disable, point to GPO Status, and then do one of the following:

    • Click User settings disabled to disable user settings for the GPO. A check mark next to User settings disabled indicates that user settings are disabled.

    • Click Computer settings disabled to disable computer settings for the GPO. A check mark next to Computer settings disabled indicates that computer settings are disabled.


  • You must have Edit permission on the GPO to complete this procedure.

  • You can also modify GPO Status from the Details tab of a GPO.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Disable a Group Policy object link using GPMC
Link a Group Policy object using GPMC
Managing inheritance of Group Policy
Scripting Group Policy tasks using GPMC
Start Group Policy Management Console