gpupdate

GPUPDATE.exe

Update Group Policy settings.

Syntax GPUpdate [/Force] [/Logoff] [/Boot] [/Sync] [/Target:{Computer | User}] [/Wait:value] Key: /Force Apply all policy settings, not just those that have changed. /Logoff Logoff after the Group Policy settings have been updated. Some group policy client-side extensions are only processed when a user logs on. (Software Install, Folder Redirection.) /Boot Restart after the Group Policy settings are applied. Some group policy client-side extensions are only processed at startup (e.g. computer-targeted Software Install) /Sync Apply the next foreground policy synchronously (in the background). This can be applied to computer boot and/or user logon. (see /Target) /Target: Update only User or only Computer policy settings default = both /Wait: The number of seconds to wait for policy processing. default = 600 (10 minutes) '0' = do not wait. '-1' = wait indefinitely. If the time limit is exceeded, the command prompt returns, but policy processing continues.

/Logoff and /Boot will have no effect if there are no client-side extensions called that require a logoff/reboot. /Force and /Wait parameters will be ignored if /sync is specified.

GPUPDATE will apply new and changed policies, it will not remove an existing setting where the policy is set to "not configured"

Example

C:\> GPUpdate /Force

When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called "The People's Stick" - Mikhail Bakunin (Statism and Anarchy)

Related:

NTRIGHTS - Edit user account rights