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Windows® Group Policy Administrators Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Controlling Group Policy Processing and Refresh

Policy processing and refresh settings control when and how policy is applied. You have many options for customizing or optimizing Group Policy processing and refreshes in your environment. Key tasks that you might want to perform include the following:

  • Changing the default refresh interval

  • Enabling or disabling policy object processing completely or by setting category

  • Changing the processing preference for user and computer settings

  • Configuring slow-link detection and subsequent processing

  • Manually refreshing Group Policy

Before exploring these techniques in the sections that follow, let’s first examine how policy is processed and refreshed. When you work with Group Policy processing and refresh, you ...

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