GPO - User Policies not applied at first login / Need relogin in order to get applied

Bernhard Lutz
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Hi,

does anyone know why the user group policies do not get applied at first login? The computer GPs work at first login but I need to logout and login again in order to get the users configurations applied. If I force an gpupdate it also works like a charm. Is it normal that user gpos do not get applied at first login?

If so, what is the best way to apply the user gpos at first login? A scheduled task?

Thank you in advance!

Best regards,
Bernhard
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist
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if I force an gpupdate it also works like a charm
And if you wait 90min after setting value in GPO?
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@Shaun
Thank you for your response, but the user does not have time to wait 90 minutes to get the GPOs applied because we also have an intranet page which gets applied as default website, which is needed in order to start working. So, everytime I create an AD User, I have to do the first login and force an gpudate before the user is able to start working. I want to automate as much as possible.

@Michael
Thank you for your response.  But in the article is stated that fast logon optimization is always off during first logon.
"Fast Logon Optimization is always off during logon when a user first logs on to a computer."
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Thank you for your response, but the user does not have time to wait 90 minutes to get the GPOs applied because we also have an intranet page which gets applied as default website, which is needed in order to start working. So, everytime I create an AD User, I have to do the first login and force an gpudate before the user is able to start working. I want to automate as much as possible.
Change the GPO refresh period in advance to something more acceptable
Bernhard LutzSystemadministrator / IT Security Administrator

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@Shaun

Is it normal behavior that the GPOs do not get applied on first login? Our users should be able to start working immediately after we created the account and without manually forcing a gupdate.
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist
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It depends on the setting.  If you say it works as expected after a gpupdate /force, it will also after a scheduled refresh. If you do not want to wait 90min, reduce it whatever value will work for you. You can do this for a specific group of computers if you want
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or simply login and logoff then re-login

When a user initially logs in their user settings are populated from the default user account.

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