GPUpdate Command Line Parameters

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    Here is a list of command line parameters for the GPUpdate command. For years these have been kept a secret, but now they’re finally published in Windows 10 with the GPUpdate /? command 😮

    Description: Updates multiple Group Policy settings.

    Syntax: Gpupdate [/Target:{Computer | User}] [/Force] [/Wait:]
    [/Logoff] [/Boot] [/Sync]

    Parameters:

    Value Description
    /Target:{Computer | User} Specifies that only User or only Computer
    policy settings are updated. By default,
    both User and Computer policy settings are
    updated.

    /Force Reapplies all policy settings. By default,
    only policy settings that have changed are
    applied.

    /Wait:{value} Sets the number of seconds to wait for policy
    processing to finish. The default is 600
    seconds. The value ‘0’ means not to wait.
    The value ‘-1’ means to wait indefinitely.
    When the time limit is exceeded, the command
    prompt returns, but policy processing
    continues.

    /Logoff Causes a logoff after the Group Policy settings
    have been updated. This is required for
    those Group Policy client-side extensions
    that do not process policy on a background
    update cycle but do process policy when a
    user logs on. Examples include user-targeted
    Software Installation and Folder Redirection.
    This option has no effect if there are no
    extensions called that require a logoff.

    /Boot Causes a computer restart after the Group Policy settings
    are applied. This is required for those
    Group Policy client-side extensions that do
    not process policy on a background update cycle
    but do process policy at computer startup.
    Examples include computer-targeted Software
    Installation. This option has no effect if
    there are no extensions called that require
    a restart.

    /Sync Causes the next foreground policy application to
    be done synchronously. Foreground policy
    applications occur at computer start up and user
    logon. You can specify this for the user,
    computer or both using the /Target parameter.
    The /Force and /Wait parameters will be ignored
    if specified.

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