Console Tools on Collection: Group Policy Update

Forces a Group Policy update. This could include either computer policy, user policy or both. If you choose user policy, the user will temporarily see a command prompt.

Navigation

Navigate to the Group Policy Update Tool by right clicking on a Device Collection, selecting Recast RCT > Console Tools on Collection > Group Policy Update:

Group Policy Update Navigation

Screenshot

When the action is run, the following dialog box will open allowing the user to select User Policy, Machine Policy or both:

Group Policy Update ScreenShot

After selecting policy types and starting the update, the following dialog box will open showing success and failure results:

Group Policy Update ScreenShot

Recast Permissions

SystemInformationGroupPolicyUpdate

Microsoft Permissions

  • The user running this action will need to be an administrator of the remote device. If using a Recast Server with a service account, the service account will need to be an administrator of the remote device. This tool relies on remote WMI to start the Group Policy Update process.

Using the Update User Policy option will cause the users to see a command prompt pop up while the policy is updated.