Gpupdate not updating
You can also get single/multiple machines/users to update their policies using Power Shell.For this to work you need Server 2012 and at least Windows 8 clients.Windows periodically refreshes group policy settings throughout the network.On client computers, this is done by default every 90 minutes, with a randomized offset of plus or minus 30 minutes.For peace of mind, and troubleshooting, it helps to see what policies have filtered down to the computers and users.The easiest way, is to open an administrative command window, and run the following command; Follow the Wizard.11/02/17I’ve written hundreds of posts about doing things with group policies.Every time I finish one, I write a couple of paragraphs on how long to wait, or how to force the policy etc.
Forcing them is one thing, proving they actually get to the target computers is something else.
Now you can change this interval with group policy; As you can see, you can change the interval up to 64,800 seconds (45 days).
If you set it to ‘0’ the policy updates every 7 seconds (NEVER DO THIS!
So I’ve finally got round to writing a post I can simply reference!
This is something that hasn’t changed since I was doing Windows 2000 exams 🙂 The default interval between policies being applied is 90 minutes, plus or minus a figure between 0 and 30 minutes.
Software installation and folder redirection settings in a GPO are processed only when a computer starts (computer-based policies) or when the user logs in (user-based policies), rather than at a particular time.