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GPUPDATE /FORCE - ISSUE

Posted on 2011-09-07
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Hi it may well be that due to intermitant issues with my 'Eval' Win 2008 32bit that 'gpupdate /force' doesn't appear to work as advised.

What I wanted to know was when making amendments/changes to my DC/GPO I would normally do: gpupdate /force instead of doing a reboot although sometimes it prompted a 'logoff' - is this correct?

While I made changes to my GPO as above I was also 'STILL' logged onto a test host pc and so I ran 'also': gpupdate /force and sometimes it prompted a 'logoff yes or no' - is this correct or should I actually 'restart' instead of just logoff?

I have though 'restarted' both 'server and host pc' but never was successfull installing on host pc the GPO/Deploy Software although by accident I was succesful installing it on bother 'Server and host pc' at different times, but not got a clue how I did it!!

The only thing I can think of is that I gave the host pc 'admin privileges' I think and it worked but again not sure yet until Ive completed my re-install again as had intermitant services keep stopping which I think was the real problem!

Should I put in priority order in the GPO Server the GPO order ie:

By default I see:

Domain Controller
Default Domain Controller
My added GPO - which I moved up to the top in the list - Is this what I should do?
Can anyone shed any light?
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Some policies cannot be applied - even with a gpupdate /force and either require a logoff/on or a reeboot - this is normal.

To take a couple of obvious examples, you can't re-direct a users folder while they are logged on, and you can't run a startup script unless the machine is rebooted.
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Yes that is why in the end I restarted the pc after appearing to realise about the host pc and also restarted the server!  Im assuming this can cause issues in the eventviewer and make take a few reboots of the server and possibly the pc to rectify?
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Clear advice will put to test!! I did ask one more question but it ok!!
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