Active Directory Policies

Force Group Policy Updates

Any changes made to a GPO will take somewhere between 90-120 minutes on domain members and 5 minutes on domain controllers to take effect. To apply the group policies immediately without waiting for the update interval, a command line utility called gpupdate can be used. The…
Active Directory Policies

GPO Inheritance

A user or a computer in an OU can have multiple GPOs applied to it. For example, Local Group Policy, GPOs linked to the site, GPOs linked to the domain and GPOs linked to the OU. Also, multiple GPOs can be linked to any of these containers. The following is the order in…
Active Directory Policies

Creating a GPO in Active Directory

GPOs can be created and managed using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). The configuration settings can be edited using the Group Policy Object Editor (gpedit) console. The following steps illustrate how to create a GPO: Open the GPMC snap-in. Go to Start Menu…