A. To manually force Group Policy to refresh under Windows 2000, you use the command
Microsoft has replaced this command in Windows 2003 and XP with the command
You can run this command without any switches to update both machine and user policies. When you run Gpupdate on Windows 2003, the machine will display the following text:
User Policy Refresh has completed.
Computer Policy Refresh has completed.
To check for errors in policy processing, review the event log.
The last line doesn't appear on XP machines. To update only the user command components, type
To load only the computer command components, type
The optional switches that you can use with the Gpupdate command are
/Force. This switch loads all policy settings rather than just those that have changed.