As you can see, here is a Windows 7 PC after gpupdate: This means it is being applied.
Well, it was the exact same way when I made the GPO and it did not do those two until a few days passed... My domain controller is a Windows Server 2012 R2 and the clients being tested are Windows 7 SP1 Configuracion De Equipo implies it is a computer policy (please correct my if I'm misinterpreting this).
This command supersedes the now obsolete /refreshpolicy option for the secedit command.
So what’s the difference between GPUpdate and GPUpdate /force? In fact, running GPUPdate /force on a large number of computers can be damaging to your career.
This is because these machines will hit a domain controller and reevaluate every GPO applicable to them.
Sometimes I could run GPUpdate, other times I had to run /force.
As it turned out, Group Policy was always working – I just didn’t understand it. If you just edited a GPO and want to see results immediately, running gpupdate will do the trick.
gpresult /r on the client does show that it recieves it and it is being applied but it does not do it: This is for network shares, scripts, automatic software installation, etc.
I also shutdown and restart the PC but still nothing.
This issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more of the following: a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.
b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current domain controller).
(some R2) Error Messages: ===================== When running gpupdate /force: Updating Policy... Windows attempted to read the file \DOMAIN.com\Sys Vol\DOMAIN.com\Policies\from a domain controller and was not successful.
Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved.
Additional Symptom: – Attempting to connect to network shares may yield the error: Causes: – The “TCP/IP Netbios Helper” service is stopped – DNS Issues Solution: – Start the “TCP/IP Netbios Helper service” and verify the startup type is set to automatic.