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Refresh Policies on Entire domain

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  • Policy
  • Domain
  • Microsoft
  • Windows
Last response: in Windows 2000/NT
Anonymous
March 2, 2005 1:37:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy,microsoft.public.windows.group_policy (More info?)

I need to make changes to the domain policy, and need to have them refresh
as soon as possible. Is there any way I can force it to refresh on every
computer in the domain even while the users are logged in? I know I can go
to each machine and force an update, but that would take way too long to hit
each machine.
Thanks,
-Jared

More about : refresh policies entire domain

Anonymous
March 2, 2005 4:12:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy,microsoft.public.windows.group_policy (More info?)

IIRC, policies refresh on domain computers every, which was it... 45 or 60
minutes plus 0-30 minutes (randomly chosen). Unless the policy is something
that gets applied at startup (like a script or software install), once you
make your change and allow for replication, domain computers should get the
updates in a maximum of 90 minutes. If they require restarts, you could
probably script the usage of "shutdown" (included on XP and 2003) to
computers you have administrative rights on. Just be mindful of VPN users
and remote offices which might take a little while for the policy change to
replicate to them.

HTH

Ken

"Jared Bassett" <jbassett-nofrigginspam-@mre.net> wrote in message
news:o 3Rcna0HFHA.3776@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I need to make changes to the domain policy, and need to have them refresh
> as soon as possible. Is there any way I can force it to refresh on every
> computer in the domain even while the users are logged in? I know I can
> go
> to each machine and force an update, but that would take way too long to
> hit
> each machine.
> Thanks,
> -Jared
>
>