gpupdate /force does not prompt to reboot

Posted on 2007-10-15
Last Modified: 2008-10-05
I have the following scenario in a remote computer

We pushed software installation via GPO.

I noticed that when you do gpupdate /force the computer does not prompt to reboot.

I see two logs in the event viewer the following:

Source: userenv
Event ID: 1030
Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. A message that describes the reason for this was previously logged by the policy engine.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at
Source: userenv
Event ID: 1058
Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO cn={BA28FB8B-B89D-46A5-8D98-E918B5B828BE},cn=policies,cn=system,DC=fluent,DC=com. The file must be present at the location <\\\SysVol\\Policies\{BA28FB8B-B89D-46A5-8D98-E918B5B828BE}\gpt.ini>. (The system cannot find the path specified. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

Also, when I type \\\sysvol\\policies which is the same as \\server.tx\SYSVOL\\Policies there are some policies that were not replicated from the master server

I did try to indentify the CN missing in server.tx from the master's server and copied it over but I still don't get to push the application and gpupdate /force does not promp to reboot.

Question by:grosero
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    Accepted Solution

    gpupdate /force
    does not force a reboot - it just forces the policies to be refreshed - even so some policies cannot be applied until logoff/on or shutdown/startup

    Author Comment

    Well, that depends of the scenario. If you are pushing software policies. It must ask to reboot.

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