How long from GPO change on DC to client

Posted on 2008-11-05
Last Modified: 2008-11-05
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

Question by:QGolden
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    Expert Comment

    by:Toni Uranjek
    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.


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    Expert Comment

    It depends what the setting is - some cannot be applied unless a logon or startup occur
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    Expert Comment

    You may reload GPOs using the command
    gpupdate /force
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    ... 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.


    Author Comment

    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
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    Accepted Solution

    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"

    Author Comment

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

    Thanks for all the help guys.

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