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Forcing GPO's to Run?

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  • We have a GPO setting in place that will force a policy update ever 120 minutes.  User Settings\System\Group Policy\Group Policy Refresh Interval for Users.  We also have in the registry in the RUN key a call to a reboot utility.  This reboot utility checks the "up time" of your system by doing a WMI query and if it has been up for more than 7 days it prompts the user with a dialog.    The refresh policy does not trigger what is in the RUN Key.   Our issue is many users don't log off.  Instead they lock their systems before going on.  Is there a GPO policy that will force everything in the RUN Key to actually run?


    mqh7

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 3:12 PM

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  • Create a batch file with the command "GPOUPDATE /FORCE"

    Run the batch file as a scheduled task every (interval of time)


    Nosh Mernacaj, Identity Management Specialist

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 3:16 PM
  • Read my post.

    running gpupdate /force does not force everything in the RUN key in the registry to execute.    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run    Is there a GPO that can force anything in that reg key to execute?


    mqh7

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 3:47 PM
  • > Interval for Users/.  We also have in the registry in the RUN key a call
    > to a reboot utility.  This reboot utility checks the "up time" of your
     
    RUN is not evaluated by GPUpdate, but by explorer.exe when a user logs
    on. So you need to change that and use a scheduled task instead.
     

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