Gpupdate Command

gpupdate command is used to update Group policies in Windows operating system Domain. There are different options to use with the gpupdate but one of the most used option is /force which will reapply all policy settings.

The command I have in the batch script is 'echo n gpupdate /force'. When deploying this is just shows running and will sit there indefinitely. Anyone have any ideas how to push out this command remotely through PDQ Deploy? I feel like this is a pretty basic command and I am sure I'm just missing something. Update Group Policy settings. If the time limit is exceeded, the command prompt returns, but policy processing continues. /Logoff and /Boot will have no effect if there are no client-side extensions called that require a logoff/reboot. /Force and /Wait parameters will. The at command is used to schedule commands and other programs to run at a specific date. Gpupdate command is used to update Group policies in Windows operating system Domain. There are different options to use with the gpupdate but one of the most used option is. Right click on the Start Menu Button and another menu appears. Click on either Command prompt or command prompt (Admin) to open the CMD window. Step 2) Run gpupdate /force Within the Command Line window, type gpupdate /force and then press Enter on your keyboard.

Gpupdate Command

Get Help

Even “gpupdate” command provides very basic features we may need to get some help about the options. We can list help information by using /? option like below. This will list options and option explanation of the “gpupdate” command.

Force Only

We can force to reapply all group policy settings with the /force option. The default behavior of the /force option is only update changed policies.

As we can see from screenshot User and Computer policies are updated successfully.

Update Only User Policies

By default all policies will be updated with the “gpupdate” command. If we want to update only the policies related with the user objects wen need to specify the /Target:User options to the “gpupdate” command like below.

Update Only Computer Policies

Alternatively, we can only update computer object-related policies with the option /Target:Computer like below.

Force and Reboot

If we want to force and make the system restart or reboot we should provide the option /boot next to the option /force like below.

Gpupdate command list

Force and Logoff Account

We can also log off from the current session or account after updating the group policy forcibly. We will provide the /logoff option after the option /force like below.

Gpupdate Command Switches

Set Timeout To Force gpupdate

Updating group policy may take some time or run forever if there is a problem. This problem can be a network or domain-related problem. Especially in remote branches network problems are very popular. We can set a time that will stop the update if it is not completed. We call this a timeout and use /w option and provide a time.

In this example, we will wait for 120 seconds in order to complete a group policy update.

Gpupdate Command

Force gpupdate with PowerShell

Gpupdate Command Options

gpupdate command can be used in PowerShell too. We can use -force option like below with Invoke-GPUpdate command.