Domain computer fails GPUpdate /force

By | November 16, 2016

 

Symptom:

GPUpdate /force doesn’t update the computer policy

 

Cause:

There are many, but in THIS case it was due to the registry.pol file needing to be renamed/removed.

 

Resolution:
Rename (or delete)

C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Registry.pol

Run Gpedit.msc as Adminstrator.
GPUpdate fail
Under Administrative Templates change any setting and then change it back. This will recreate the Registry.pol file.

Run gpupdate /force from a DOS prompt and verify that both computer and user policies were successfully updated.

 

 

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