GPO software installs -- Software falls out of scope

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Subject: GPO software installs -- Software falls out of scope
Posted by:  scott.dickm…@gmail.com
Date: 2 Feb 2007

We deploy all of our software through group policy and on most
packages, we tick the "Uninstall this application when it falls out of
the scope of management" checkbox.

Here is my question.  If I disable a computer account and then move it
to an OU that has no policy applied, will the software be marked as
out of scope and uninstalled?

I do not think it will because if an account is disabled and then
moved, it will not be able to contact AD to tell it that it is "out of
scope."  The software should stay right where it is if I were to move
the account back to its original OU and re-enable the account.

Is my logic flawed here?

Thanks
Scott

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