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GPUpdate is a command-line tool commonly used in Windows operating systems to refresh Group Policy settings on a local computer or in a network environment. The tool allows administrators to immediately apply policy changes, rather than waiting for the specified refresh interval. GPUpdate can be invoked in the command prompt as "gpupdate" or using additional parameters for different functionalities.

The command triggers a process that checks for any new or modified Group Policy Objects (GPOs) in the Active Directory and updates them on the local computer. It ensures that the latest policies are applied promptly, enabling administrators to enforce security settings, manage user and computer configurations, and control various aspects of the Windows environment.

GPUpdate has multiple parameters allowing users to customize the update process. The "/force" parameter updates all policies, even if there have been no changes detected. The "/target" parameter enables administrators to specify whether to update user policies or computer policies. Additional parameters such as "/logoff" and "/boot" manage restarts or logoffs after the update process.

Overall, GPUpdate is a powerful command-line tool, facilitating efficient administration of Group Policy settings in Windows systems, enhancing security, and maintaining consistent configurations across network environments.

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