Gpupdate /force means you are telling the Group Policy engine to process GPOs even if they have not changed. Jamie Nelson | Systems Engineer | Systems Support, Information Technology | I N T E G R I S Health | Phone 405.552.0903 | Fax 405.553.5687 | http://www.integrisok.com <http://www.integrisok.com/> From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Booker.Washington@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 9:17 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Gpupdate vs gpupdate /force What is the difference between gpupdate and gpupdate /force When I run gpupdate on a computer it is successful, if i run /force, I get errors about not finding the computer name.... Booker T. Washington III This e-mail may contain identifiable health information that is subject to protection under state and federal law. This information is intended to be for the use of the individual named above. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this information is prohibited and may be punishable by law. If you have received this electronic transmission in error, please notify us immediately by electronic mail (reply).