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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the ""Restoring the Registry"" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the ""Restoring a Registry Key"" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you make changes by using Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc), the modifications may not be applied immediately.
This behavior can occur because changes to computer settings are not necessarily applied when you log on and off.
To resolve this behavior, you can update policies manually, restart the computer, or wait for automatic updating.
To update the modified group policy manually, start an command prompt and then type gpupdate /force. Although this command reapplies all policy settings, by default only policy settings that have changed are applied.
The computer Group Policy is automatically updated (refreshed) in the background every 90 minutes, with a random offset of 0 to 30 minutes. You can modify these settings.
Using Group Policy Editor to Modify the Refresh Intervals for Computers or Domain ControllersTo modify the Group Policy refresh interval for computers or domain controllers:
Using Registry Editor to Modify the Refresh and Offset Intervals in the Registry for Computers, Domain Controllers, or UsersWARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To modify the refresh interval for computers:
To modify the offset interval for computers:
To modify the refresh interval for domain controllers:
To modify the offset interval for domain controllers:
To modify the refresh interval for users:
To modify the offset interval for users:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298444/EN-US/ )Description of Group Policy Refresh Utility (GPUpdate)
NOTE: The following key is only present after adjusting the values through the Gpedit.msc (as described in the "Using Group Policy Editor to Modify the Refresh Intervals for Computers or Domain Controllers:"):
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