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GPO and Windows 8

Posted on 2014-11-07
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Hi,

I have a Windows 8 workstation which I want it to receive a screen saver GPO which update something in the user configuration.  

Are GPUPDATE and GPRESULT still the commands to use?

Please advise.
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Yes those command still work in Windows 8. Run gpupdate /force then check the results in gpresult /r to see if your new GPO is applying (assuming you enabled the screen saver setting by creating a new policy).
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by:Peter Hutchison
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Yes, they are still the commands to use.

Syntax:
GPUpdate [/Target:Computer|User] [/Force] [/Wait:n] [/Logoff] [/Boot] [/Sync]

GPResult [/S system] [/U|/USER [domain\]user] [/P password] [/SCOPE scope] [/X file] [/H file] [/F] [/R] [/V] [/Z]
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by:VB ITS
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If you enabled the screen saver setting in an existing policy then try running rsop.msc on one of the workstations that the GPO is applying to. Drill down to the location of the screen saver policy. If you don't see anything there then the policy hasn't applied and we'd need to troubleshoot it further.

Let us know how you go with the above first.
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Thanks, everyone.
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