how to force a GPO update on all computers in a domain at once?

Jesse Bruffett
Jesse Bruffett used Ask the Experts™
we are trying to deploy an MSI via startup script to about 500 workstations, the script works, the issue is that most machines GPOs are not being updated. they are Windows 7 client and the server Windows Server 2008. how can i force update all the client GPO's? this is easy in 2012 and up but i have no idea how to do it in 2008.
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Top Expert 2010
You have to use a utility like PSExec to push the command out. If you have remote powershell enabled and accessible on all the computers, you can run
get-adcomputer | invoke-command -scriptblock {"gpupdate /force"}

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