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  • Question

    1. We have concern with software of this nature being installed on computers in our organization.  Potential for unauthorized use.  Does microsoft have a link to a statement dealing with these concearns? 

     

    1. Are we bound by any licensing agreements to allow / keep GA installed on our machines?

     

    1. Are we violating any agreements by removing GA with 3rd party tools or procedures?

     

    1. Does Microsoft have an approved method for removing GA?

     

    1. Does Microsoft plan to make any future patches or service pack installations for Windows XP dependent on GA’s presence?

     

    1. Is there a standalone install for GA other than the button on the Microsoft web page?
    Thursday, October 26, 2006 6:49 PM

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  • WGA Notifications (KB 905474) is not specifically targeted to managed enterprises.  Please read the following thread: http://forums.microsoft.com/genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=813449&SiteID=25
    Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:18 PM
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  • We do not us WSUS.

    We use a product for patch management, but initial builds used for imaging are created using Windows update, and now that process has forced WGA onto my builds.

    How do I remove it?
    Friday, October 27, 2006 3:08 PM
  • Are you having a specific issues with WGA?  If not, do not attempt to remove it as it was not designed to be removed.
    Friday, October 27, 2006 6:24 PM
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