To specify application categories for Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel
  1. Open Group Policy Software Installation.

  2. In the results pane, right-click the managed application for which you want to set categories, and then click Properties.

  3. In the Properties dialog box for the application, click the Categories tab.

  4. On the Categories tab, do either of the following:

    • To associate an application category that has been defined for your organization with this application, click a category in the Available Categories list, and then click Select.

    • To remove a category that is associated with this application, click a category in the Selected categories list, and then click Remove.

Additional considerations

  • To complete this procedure, you must have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO. By default, members of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group have Edit setting permission to edit a GPO.

  • Because assigned applications do not appear in Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel, the categories that you set in this dialog box generally pertain to published applications only. The application appears in the selected categories in Add or Remove Programs, which the user can use to install the application.

  • Do not use this procedure to create or remove categories. Use this procedure to associate applications with existing categories.