After you make changes to group policies, you may want the changes to be applied immediately, without waiting for the default update interval (90 minutes on domain members and 5 minutes on domain controllers) or without restarting the computer. Normally, User Group Policy is refreshed at logon and Computer Group Policy is refreshed at machine reboot.
This tutorial will show you how to use the gpupdate
command to force an update and refresh of either or both the Computer
Group Policy settings to be applied instantly in XP, Vista, and Windows 7, and Windows 8.
You can also do this on remote computers using a Remote Desktop Connection
You must be logged in as an administrator
to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.