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Specops Gpupdate

A free tool that makes your life easier.

Specops Gpupdate is a free tool that allows you to remotely administer any number of computers. Specops Gpupdate extends the functionality of Active Directory Users and Computers and can be used to instantly perform the following tasks for a selected computer, or multiple computers within an organizational unit:

  • Refreshes Group Policy settings
  • Uses Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) on remote systems to look for updates.
  • Starts remote systems with Wake On Lan (WOL)
  • Remote shutdown/restart

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  • Remote management

    Everything in the feature list is available with a simple right click. Select computers to manage through the Active Directory Users and Computers interface or through searches of Active Directory. Even entire organizational units (OUs) can be selected. With Specops Gpupdate Professional, you can resolve software related issues or deploy new software from wherever you are, whenever you want.

    Easy to use graphical interface

    Specops Gpupdate Professional comes with the same easy to use Graphical User Interface found in Specops Gpupdate. Commands are accessible through a main window and each individual command will show you the PowerShell code it runs when you execute it.

    Use your own powershell scripts

    If you want to move beyond the graphical user interface, you will enjoy the fact that Specops Gpupdate Professional is built on PowerShell and all the work is performed through PowerShell cmdlets. This allows you to unleash the full power of Specops Gpupdate Professional in your own PowerShell scripts

    * Upgrade to Gpupdate Professional to enjoy the full benefits

  • This quick reference compares the features across Specops Gpupdate and Specops Gpupdate

    FeatureSpecops GpupdateSpecops Gpupdate Professional
    Refresh Group Policy**
    Start computers**
    Shutdown computers**
    Restart computers**
    Windows Update Client Refresh**
    Send Message*
    Read Remote Registry*
    Run Executable*
    Run Executable Remotely*
    Start Event Viewer*
    Start Explorer*
    Start Remote Desktop*
    Start Remote Assistance*
    Pinned Commands*
    PowerShell Automation *