How do I do a force GPO update to a Active Directory Organizational Unit in Windows Server 2008

I recently linked a GPO to a AD container and applied the policy. However some of the objects, (Which are Servers) do not get the GPO settings unless I do a GPUpdate /force command at the command prompt. How do I do this on a container only using either powershell or GPOeditor?
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:

In 2012 R2 it's quite easy as this can be performed in the gpmc console itself.

Since you are into 2008, you can try the powershell method as described in this article which might help you.

Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & NetworkCommented:
Specops gpupdate is a great tool and it is free. Try the below link for more info;

Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Group Policies update themselves randomly over a period of 0 - 180 minutes after a policies has been applied. This is so that the network does not get saturated with Group Policy updates to all client machines at once.

If your servers are not getting the correct policies without doing a gpupdate /force then another underlying issue might be the cause. A good start would be to use rsop.msc on the client/server to actually see if the policies are in fact being applied. If they are not check the event viewer otherwise you might be impatient.

However, if policies never apply the you have an underlying issue that should be looked into.


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