Windows xp group policy not updating
GPMC allows you to update the GPO settings on multiple computers, but there are a few disadvantages associated with this approach.
First, GPMC will process GPO updates on all the computers in the selected organizational unit.
To process GPO updates on a remote computer, run the following command: Invoke-GPUpdate –Computer Computer1.
To refresh only User or Computer Settings, use Target switch: Invoke-GPUpdate –Computer Computer1 –Target User.
GPMC creates two scheduled tasks on the remote computers.
One task is created to refresh User Configuration using "/target:user /force" command line.
Group Policy settings are applied when client computers restart or when the Group Policy refresh interval expires.
You change a setting and reboot the machine, but the change doesn't seem to show immediately. The method is not suitable if you have large number of XP clients.The February issue of Windows ITPro has an interesting article about Group Policy annoyances (subscribers only).For example, you cannot specify only user or computer configuration settings to be processed.It processes both user and computer configurations on the target computers.