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Group Policy application frequency even if policy hasnt changed - Server 2012 R2

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  • Hi,

      I'm aware of the group policy refresh intervals which apply only if the policy has changed. If I remember correctly, Server 2003 applied policies every 16 hours even if they hadnt changed. A sort of "to be sure, to be sure" setting. Does this exist on Server 2012 R2 and is there a link with some doco that states this please?

    Thanks

    David Z

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:41 AM

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  • > the policy has changed. If I remember correctly, Server 2003 applied
    > policies every 16 hours even if they hadnt changed. A sort of "to be
    > sure, to be sure" setting. Does this exist on Server 2012 R2 and is
    > there a link with some doco that states this please?
     
    This is still true, but it applies only to "Security Settings" within
    all GPOs. I'm unaware of current docs on that.
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
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    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:02 AM

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  • > the policy has changed. If I remember correctly, Server 2003 applied
    > policies every 16 hours even if they hadnt changed. A sort of "to be
    > sure, to be sure" setting. Does this exist on Server 2012 R2 and is
    > there a link with some doco that states this please?
     
    This is still true, but it applies only to "Security Settings" within
    all GPOs. I'm unaware of current docs on that.
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:02 AM
  • Hi David,

    Martin is right. Although the following article is for Server 2003, but it is still true for Server 2012 R2.

    Group Policy Processing

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758898(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen


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