Refresh Group Policy Remotely

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 6 June 2005 / Last Updated on 6 June 2005]

How to refresh Group Policy remotely from the command line.

Want to refresh Group Policy on a remote machine without having to walk over to it, log on, and type gpupdate at the command prompt?

Check out RGPrefresh.exe, a command-line tool available from Note that the utility requires .NET Framework 1.1. See for more info on this tool.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see .

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