Once I put this in GPO how can I force every computer in the network to update it's GPO?

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Once I put this in GPO how can I force every computer in the network to update it's GPO?

Every computer is Windows 7 Pro & Windows 2008 R2 Domain controller.
Question by:goretailpro
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    by:Joseph Moody
    Wait 90 minutes (plus 30 minute random time).

    Or remotely run gpupdate (using psexecute or SPECOPS Gpupdate Free).
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    You could reboot the machine, or use something like psexec, there are other methods discussed here

    If you do nothing the GPO refresh cycle will happen ever 90 minutes (with a random 30 minute offset)


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    by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
    Updates are auto in intervales between 30 and 90 minutes. If you need to force some specific machine, use this command: gpupdate /force.
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    I would just make sure that your user switch off their pc's when they finish work and when the come in the update will be aplied. The 90 minute thing only works if syncing is occuring as default as this may be set up differently depending on speed of links between DC and computers. As some places have a delay set up for several hours or non at all.
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    by:Joseph Moody
    Here is the specops links:

    This allows you to right click an OU in Active Directory Users and Computers and select Gpupdate. It will manually refresh all of your computers.
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    +1 Jmoody thats what I use.

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