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When you create a policy to remove a program using the Software Installation policy, some users may still have programs available to them. Software Installation is a policy under both computer and user configurations.
This behavior can occur if you delete a Group Policy Object (GPO) before it is applied in either of the following situations:
NOTE: The Apply and Read permissions are necessary for a GPO to be applied.
To resolve this issue, allow sufficient time for computers to be restarted or users to log on again before doing any of the following actions:
To prevent this issue from occurring, you should click to select the Uninstall the applications when they fall out of the scope of management check box when you initially deploy (assign or publish the package) the group policy. This option stores the uninstall information in the user profile when the user installs the program. When the GPO is no longer applicable, the program is uninstalled.
If you do choose the Uninstall the applications when they fall out of the scope of management option on the GPO, all programs are removed. Also, if you do not choose this option when you initially create a policy to install or publish programs, you need to create and apply a policy to remove programs. Even if the policy is set to uninstall the programs, certain users and/or computers may not have the policy applied and may still have the programs available to them.
NOTE: The Uninstall the applications when they fall out of the scope of management check box is not selected by default.
To apply this option during initial deployment: