How can I use the registry to configure Group Policy update times?
You usually configure Group Policy update times under the Computer
Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy and the User
Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy branches; however,
you can also directly set the registry to configure Group Policy update times by
performing the following steps:
- Start regedit.exe.
- Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System to set
Computer refresh. Or, alternatively, go to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System to set User
- Create a DWORD value with a name of GroupPolicyRefreshTime, and set it to
a number between 0 and 648000 minutes.
- Create a DWORD value with a name of GroupPolicyRefreshTimeOffset, and set
it to a number between 0 and 1440 minutes. (You specify an offset value to
prevent many clients from trying to refresh at the same time.)
- Close regedit.
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