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Chapter 4. Windows XP Applications and Tools > Group Policy Refresh Utility

Group Policy Refresh Utility\windows\system32\gpupdate.exe

Refresh group policies and settings. (Group Policy Refresh Utility is included with Windows XP Professional only.)

To Open

Command Prompt gpupdate

Usage

gpupdate [/target] [/force] [/wait] [/logoff] [/boot] [/sync]

Description

Type gpupdate at the command prompt to refresh group policy settings. The Group Policy Refresh Utility accepts the following options:


/target:computer or /target:user

Refresh only user or only computer policy settings; by default, both are refreshed.


/force

Reapply all policy settings — by default, only policy settings that have changed since the last refresh are applied.


/wait: value

Wait a specified number of seconds for policy processing to finish before being returned to the command prompt. The default is 600 seconds; specify 0 (zero) not to wait at all, or 1 (one) to wait indefinitely.


/logoff

Log off the current user after the Group Policy settings have been refreshed.


/boot

Restart Windows after the Group Policy settings have been refreshed.


/sync

Cause the next foreground policy application (occurring at computer startup and user logon) to be done synchronously. If /sync is specified, /force and /wait parameters will be ignored.

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