Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

User Group Policy Update - From Admin Command Prompt

Posted on 2010-09-22
3
Medium Priority
?
1,371 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a domain running Vista workstations and Server 2008 DC's across 3 sites, all in the same domain.

I need to be able to force a GPupdate for a specific user (the logged on user) but they are restricted from accessing the command prompt.

If I open the command prompt as domain admin and run a gpupdate /force it seems to only update the policy for the computer and the ADMIN user, not the currently logged on user.

Same thing with rsop. It reports on the computer policy and the DOMAIN\Administrator policy rather than the currently logged on user.

Without the domain user being able to access the command prompt, how can I force an update of their user GPO?
0
Comment
Question by:ThePhreakshow
3 Comments
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Justin Owens
ID: 33739727
When you open up the command prompt as your domain admin, you are running it as that user, so any GPOs you update will be FOR that user (the admin).  The easiest answer is to give (even if only temporarily) your user admin rights.  Also, a reboot should have the same effect as a gpudate.  Another option would be if the user can get to a Run line, the user can run a gpupdate /force from there, and just not see the results.  OR, you can use RUNAS from the admin window to run GPUPDATE as the user in question, but that might yield mixed results.
0
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
Krzysztof Pytko earned 2000 total points
ID: 33741280
try to run this command this way

runas /user:<this_particular_user> "gpupdate /force"

give this user's password and it would work on its account
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:balmasri
ID: 33742780
option 1 Just restart the computer.
option 2 wait 90min until the group policy is refreshed
0

Featured Post

Lessons on Wi-Fi & Recommendations on KRACK

Simplicity and security can be a difficult  balance for any business to tackle. Join us on December 6th for a look at your company's biggest security gap. We will also address the most recent attack, "KRACK" and provide recommendations on how to secure your Wi-Fi network today!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Sometimes Administrators rights are not enough. These cases call for the SYSTEM account. The process in this article outlines the steps required to execute commands using the SYSTEM account.
Phishing emails are a popular malware delivery vehicle for attack.  While there are many ways for an attacker to increase the chances of success for their phishing emails, one of the most effective methods involves spoofing the message to appear to …
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Sometimes it takes a new vantage point, apart from our everyday security practices, to truly see our Active Directory (AD) vulnerabilities. We get used to implementing the same techniques and checking the same areas for a breach. This pattern can re…

886 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question