Group Policy Update — Console Tool on Collection

The Group Policy Update tool forces an update to a computer policy, user policy, or both.

If you choose to update a user policy, the user will temporarily see a command prompt while the policy is updating.

To run the tool:

1. In your Configuration Manager console, right-click on a device collection.

2. Click Right Click Tools > Console Tools on Collection > Group Policy Update.

3. In the window that opens, select Update Machine Policy and/ or Update User Policy and click Start.

Recast Permissions

  • Requires the Group Policy Update permission in the System Information plugin.

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.