How to remove lingering GPO policies

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Ever find that after you removed a GPO from a Microsoft domain, the policy may not properly remove itself from end user workstations even after a reboot or a gpupdate /force?

No worries. Here's the cure.

Removing lingering GPO's from Workstations & Servers

Computer Policies

Delete the HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft Key (reboot required)

User Policies

Delete the HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft Key.

Delete the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects Key.

Delete the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policiess Key.

Once removed, next login, these values will be rebuilt from active GPO's