Help creating a registry key via a GPO

Hello Group Policy Experts,

I'm trying to create a registry key on a test PC through group policy.  The group policy object is configured as in the screen shot:

Screen shot of GPO
I apply the GPO to the OU where my test computer is located.  I do a gpupdate on my test PC and I see the policy being applied, but my registry is not updated with the new key.

What could I be missing?  My test PC is Windows 7 Pro.

Thanks,
Nick
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Adelaido JimenezDevOpsCommented:
Looks like your trying to update the registry not create it. If it can't find it, it wont update it. Select create not update.
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
The test computer should be restarted after gpupdate /force.

Also set the value to "0".

Check this out.
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Derek SouterITO Svc Delivery Cons IIICommented:
the comment by Adelaido Jimenez is incorrect -  If the registry value or key does not exist, then the Update action creates a new registry value or key.  (Create will never alter an existing registry entry, while update will create a new key, or update an existing one)

however, the registry is loaded at computer startup.

there is no need to run gpupdate /force - simply reboot the computer, and the policy should apply.
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi,

It's highly not recommend to create this registry key manually. Please check with your AV vendor and see if their AV product is compatible for the MS security patch for the  Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability.

If your AV vendor supports, then the registry key will get create automatically on each machines. So, that you can install the MS patch.

He is a list of AV support list http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-meltdown-spectre-fix-how-to-check-if-your-av-is-blocking-microsoft-patch/?loc=newsletter_large_thumb_featured&ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid=23164040498209351948461508422926

Also, look at our earlier discussion here https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29076730/Windows-performance-hit-from-Meltdown-Sceptre-patches.html#a42424839
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PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
You should see it at least update the registry with a gpupdate /force.  We put registry entries and I test it with gpupdate all the time.  However as Derek mentioned, the registry change does not come into effect until after a reboot.
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Derek SouterITO Svc Delivery Cons IIICommented:
have you run a RSOP (Resultant Set of Policy) to confirm that the policy is being applied, and that there are no errors?
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ndalmolin_13Author Commented:
I did a reboot of my test PC last night and it looks like the registry key set.  Thanks.
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ndalmolin_13Author Commented:
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