Have you actually moved the users you want this to apply to out of Users and into the Users for 8 OU in Administrative Tools | Active Directory Users and Computers? We use cookies to improve your experience on this website and so that ads you see online can be tailored to your online browsing interests.We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below.You can also do this on remote computers using a Remote Desktop Connection.

This is required for those Group Policy client-side extensions that do not process on a background refresh cycle but that do process when the computer starts up, such as computer Software Installation.

This option has no effect if there are no extensions called that require the computer to be restarted.

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After you make changes to group policies, you may want the changes to be applied immediately, without waiting for the default update interval (90 minutes on domain members and 5 minutes on domain controllers) or without restarting the computer.

I have a policy to have IE 7 hide the proxy settings so that users can not edit this.

I also tried the same commands from my windows 2003 server.

I am disabling the password complexity the server is a TS and all clients are thin clients, this should still apply should it?

I didnt have to update each individual client before with other policys.

Refreshes local and Active Directory-based Group Policy settings, including security settings.

This command supersedes the now obsolete /refreshpolicy option for the secedit command.

From this forum I found Group Policy Mangement and have been using it since, applying the odd policy, but without having changed any setting the latest policies I have created are not taking an effect.