[gptalk] Re: Script the deletion of unlinked GPOs in a domain?

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 12:37:16 -0700

Jason-
Have you done anything with PowerShell? This is actually fairly trivial
using PowerShell with my free GPMC cmdlets
(www.sdmsoftware.com/freeware.php), as follows:

Install the free GPMC cmdlets and then open the shortcut that gets created
by the cmdlets. Create a text file with the first line of "Name" and the
subsequent lines as the names of the unlinked GPOs you want to 
remove:

e.g. 

gpos.txt:

Name
My First GPO
My Second GPO
Marketing GPO


Then from Powershell, run the following interactively or from a script:


$gpos = import-csv gpos.txt
foreach ($gpo in $gpos){remove-sdmgpo $gpo.Name}



That's all there is to it!

Darren




-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jason B. Halladay
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 12:26 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Script the deletion of unlinked GPOs in a domain?

Hello all,
We have a large number of unlinked GPOs in our environment and I plan to 
delete all the unlinked GPOs. I've used the "FindUnlinkedGPOs.wsf" 
script that is included with the GPMC scripts to identify all the 
unlinked GPOs.  I'd like to script the deletion of all these unlinked 
GPOs if possible.  Has anyone done this before?  Suggestions for someone 
who doesn't do VBscript?

Thank you,
Jason
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