gpupdate /force requires reboot?

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Gordon J. Rattray, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. Hi there,

    Using Windows Server 2003 on a domain, full 2003 native mode.

    Every time I make a change to group policies and objects, I then use
    "gpupdate /force" in a command window.

    It does it's thing and then it always asks me if I want to restart the
    server now Y/N.

    Pain in the butt it is..... so usually to get things going, I'll do just

    Is this right? Seems to me something's missing somewhere......??


    Gordon J. Rattray, Sep 4, 2004
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  2. Ack! What cross-posts...
    Yes, this is a normal function. It may not appear in all cases...

    Bob Christian, Sep 5, 2004
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  3. circa Sat, 4 Sep 2004 15:38:16 -0700, in, Gordon J. Rattray
    () said,
    There are some settings in Group Policy that are applied only when
    the machine starts up. When you use the /force switch, you're telling
    the machine to update all group policies, including those that have
    not changed and as a result, those that require a reboot. Since
    you've apparently set some policies that take place at system
    startup, you're being prompted to reboot.

    Try gpupdate without any switches and see what happens.

    Laura A. Robinson [MVP], Sep 5, 2004
  4. Gordon J. Rattray

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    tim.smith, Sep 6, 2004
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