GPO shows applied but nothing shows on workstation

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I created a GPO to place a shortcut on all users workstations. (see attached)

RSOP shows GPO applied but shortcut does not appear.  

Verified Read/Apply for workstations is set in security. GPO is linked

Review of Event Viewer does not show any errors with the GPO.

What else can I do or should I be looking at to get this to work?
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I believe the command "gpupdate /force" may cause the workstations to take a look at the updated group policy and solve your problem for you. See https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490983.aspx. Run the command from a workstation to test.

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Norm, I did GPUpdate /force and no joy.  but this morning when I logged in to my workstation lo and behold the shortcut is there and working.  Before I left last night I set new permissions on the entire path of the FQDN.  I think that may have solved the issue.  I am testing now to confirm.
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It can take time to propagate across the domain. It was going to work, but a restart or log off/on cycle was needed to get it started.

I respectfully ask that you still award points to my answer as it was a valid answer. You can also give credit to your own answer, but you won't get any points for that.

Here's the thing. The points are free, after all, and are all we experts get for helping here. We have to earn a certain number each month for access. I have reviewed your history and you have often not awarded any points to any expert for helping you; I feel this is a long term issue that you will want to change your approach on, or else you may find it hard to get answers in the long run. The points are free and cost nothing to award, and even though you have always found your own answer, it would be more appropriate to award the points to those who try to help you rather than throw them away, in my opinion. This is also reflected in various admin posts I have seen on the platform. Thanks, and good luck.

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Yes the GPUpdate /force did work but not until after i changed the permissions on the unc path.

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