Only the policy is refreshed so that the computer knows which scripts it is supposed to run and when (i.e. startup/shutdown, logon/logoff). Something you might look into is a (former Sysinternals, now Microsoft) application called PsExec. It will allow you execute the patch against your servers from a remote system. It even supports batch processing so you can feed it a list of server names to run the patch against. More information can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/psexec.mspx Regards, //signed// Jamie R Nelson Systems Engineer Ingenium Corporation 72 CS/SCBNF 405.739.2811 (DSN 339) ________________________________ From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kopenski, Jack Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 2:35 PM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] When Can Script Processing Occur? I see the references to Startup/Shutdown and Logon/Logoff scripts, but is that the only time a script can kick off? Or does it periodically refresh if new or changed? We are trying to push out the DST patch to our 2k servers and had hoped that a startup script GPO could do this. It works fine if the machine re-booted but I was hoping that if the machine is always left running that the background refresh interval would kick in and the machine would see a new GPO it had not executed, and bingo, the script would run. So far this has not happened. It does not seem to run the script without the re-boot. Are scripts not part of the refresh processing? Jack The contents of this e-mail are intended for the named addressee only. It contains information that may be confidential. Unless you are the named addressee or an authorized designee, you may not copy or use it, or disclose it to anyone else. If you received it in error please notify us immediately and then destroy it.