How long from GPO change on DC to client

How long does it take from a change being made to a group policy on a DC to affect a client PC?

I've changed a few setting on some previous GPO that were set up but they don't seem to be filtering down to the client PC's.

I know that up can run gpupdate from a client to update but the GPO is still not working. Is there a certain length of time before the changes made to the GPO on the DC become effective?

DC is Server 2003 and clients are XP Pro

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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Hi QGolden,

Restart client computer. Some settings won't apply if computer is not restarted or user is not logged off.
Use gpresult to see if GPO applies at all.


Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
It depends what the setting is - some cannot be applied unless a logon or startup occur
You may reload GPOs using the command
gpupdate /force
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
... even if you use gpupdate /force some settings may not apply until a startup/logon - as an extreme example, you cant redirect a users folder while they are in the middle of a session.

QGoldenAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys. Well the good news is the GPO are changing on other PC's the bad news is its only mine there not changing on.

In RSoP I get the following error

Group Policy Infrastructure failed due to the error listed below.
Overlapped I/O operation is in progress.

Note:  Due to the GP Core failure, none of the other Group Policy components processed their policy.  Consequently, status information for the other components is not available.

Any ideas?  I see this message has been posted before so I'll do a search and get reading unless someone can point me in the right direction
Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Plenty of reasons for this error. This KB article suggest one solution and has links to other KB articles which address this error.

"Group Policy - Overlapped I/O operation is in progress"

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QGoldenAuthor Commented:
snap! that's the KB I founded and it sorted the problem.

Thanks for all the help guys.
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