Hello All, Server: Windows 2003Clients: Windows XP Professional I have a GPO that will not update even after preforming the commands "gpupdate /force" and "gpresult"Whenever i do a "gpupdate /force" it always prompts me to restart the computer.
From this forum I found Group Policy Mangement and have been using it since, applying the odd policy, but without having changed any setting the latest policies I have created are not taking an effect.
This policy is paired with WUServer, and both keys must be set to the same value to be valid. This includes blocking access to the Windows Update website at from the Windows Update hyperlink on the Start menu, and also on the Tools menu in Internet Explorer.
Most IT Pro’s will have seen the addition of the “Policies” folder some time ago because it adds an extra level to get to the policies that were there before 🙂 OK Cool! Files: Allows you to copy, modify the attributes, replace or delete a file (for folders see the next section). Ini Files: Allows you to Create, Replace, Update or Delete an ini file.
Registry: Allows you to Create, Replace, Update or Delete a Registry value, You can either manually type in the reference use a Wizard, or extract the key(s) values you want to send them out via group policy.
03/02/11 Group Policy Preferences (GPP) first came in with Server 2008 and were enhanced for Server 2008 R2, To be able to apply them to older Windows clients, you need to install the “Client side Extensions” (CSE), You can either script this, deploy with a group policy, or if you have WSUS you can send out the update that way.
You may not have noticed, but if you edit or create a group policy in Server 2008 now, you will see there is a “Preferences” branch. Computer Preferences: Windows Settings Environment: Lets you control, and send out Environment variables via Group Policy.