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Updating Member Server Without Restarting It

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  • Hi,

     I was working on creating Gpo's programatically. My goal was to allow users to RDP on Member servers. For that I added user groups under Restricted group sections in Gpo.

     Now in order to update the changes I used " gpupdate /force " command but its not working. . . user is not able to RDP on Member Server unless we restart the Member Server through administrator's account.

     I have also switched my Firewall off.

     I am looking for the solution where I will not need to restart Member server for updating the userGroups under Computer management section of member server.

    Thanks,

    Anand Kothekar

    Friday, March 27, 2015 2:07 PM

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  • Hi,

     I was working on creating Gpo's programatically. My goal was to allow users to RDP on Member servers. For that I added user groups under Restricted group sections in Gpo.

     Now in order to update the changes I used " gpupdate /force " command but its not working. . . user is not able to RDP on Member Server unless we restart the Member Server through administrator's account.

     I have also switched my Firewall off.

     I am looking for the solution where I will not need to restart Member server for updating the userGroups under Computer management section of member server.

    Thanks,

    Anand Kothekar

     

     

    Friday, March 27, 2015 2:03 PM
  • These forums are for dev questions.  Questions related to changing GPO and forcing replication are really better suited for TechNet even if you are doing it programmatically.  We can help you write the code to do what you want but determining what to do is more of a TechNet question.  If they say the /force is all you need to do then it would become a programming issue.
    Friday, March 27, 2015 4:42 PM
  • A restart should not be required. Please make sure that changes are taking place when you force the update: Mainly check the membership of local Remote Desktop Users group. If it is not updating then you need to troubleshoot that: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/6e6821a5-1568-4ced-9302-0b0d0070bda8/how-to-troubleshoot-why-a-particular-gpo-does-not-work

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    Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:22 PM
  • Once after applying the policy verify your results by RSOP.msc. And based on the result you can troubleshoot the Group policy apply.

    Please also go throug below link , if it helps for you..

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134201.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

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    Biju Kurup

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    Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:49 AM
  • Hi Anand Kothekar,

    Like Cool DadTx said this is a issue related to GPO. Now I will move your thread to Windows Server >Group Policy  TechNet forum for better support.

    Best regards,

    Kristin


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    Monday, March 30, 2015 6:46 AM