Command-line tools for Group Policy
This section covers:
Gpresult You can use this tool to see what policy is in effect. Gpresult is useful for troubleshooting.
Gpupdate This tool causes policy to be refreshed immediately, and it permits certain options to be specified on the command line. Gpupdate replaces and improves the Windows 2000 command secedit /refreshpolicy.
To start the Group Policy console from the command line, see Ways to open the Group Policy snap-in