gpupdate refreshes group policy settings from the local machine and Active Directory.

Usage Guide

gpupdate is launched by running the executable from the command prompt. It takes the following parameters :

  • /target: <computer | user> - Used to restrict updates to machine or user settings.
  • /force - Applies setting without considering processing optimisations
  • /wait: <n seconds> - Value in seconds to wait until processing is timed out. The default is to wait indefinitely.
  • /logoff - Automatically log off when processing is finished.
  • /boot - Automatically reboot when processing is finished.

Tool Data

Operating Platform:Windows
Diagnostic Target:Directory Services - Group Policy
Tool Executable:gpupdate.exe
Obtain From:Installed with Windows
Web Links:
  • Gpupdate
  • Technet command reference for gpupdate

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