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Add Ability to Remediate Existential Registry Setting Compliance Items

Currently you cannot auto-remediate a registry compliance item with an existential rule. I should be able to select an option to auto-remediate to have a setting removed much like you can to set a value.

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  • Calum commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    No votes to add to this but I 100% agree. Functionality to remove items with a CI where they can be added by a CI, as well as remediate only if the item exists, would be a huge help.

  • Brent commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ran into another need for this today. Please add this functionality especially for registry keys as it should not be difficult one would think.

  • Ed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft, please add this feature so we can delete unwanted registry keys

  • bdam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Related, allow remediation if and only if a key/value exists. I'm using a CI to configure Office Channel because we see clients where the GPO doesn't seem to work. In this use case I just want to make sure the value is set to a particular string if it exists. I don't want it creating that value where Office 365 isn't installed nor do I want it to install Office 365 where it's not installed.

  • Francois Lacombe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It blows my mind that you can easily use built in functionality to auto remediate registry keys to add/modify them, however if you want to remove the added keys, you must use a script instead of simply using remediate with the "must not exist" option.

    Please Microsoft, when adding features to do something, also include a way to remove something.

  • Stephen Owen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you can create an item with Compliance Items, you should be able to delete it to. This is basic CRUD stuff so let's make it happen

  • Jim Hartig commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Compliance Item's should be able to auto-remediate other objects as well (AD, Assembly, File System, IIS) for existential rule settings that must not exist on the client.

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