You can add computers to an organizational unit to which Symantec Endpoint Protection installs by GPO. When the computers restart, the client software installation process begins. When users log on to the computers, the client software installation process completes. The group policy update, however, is not instantaneous, so it may take time for this policy to propagate. The following process contains the commands that you can run on the client computers to update the policy on demand.
To add computers to the organizational unit to install software
On the Windows Taskbar, click Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.
In the Active Directory Users and Computers window, in the console tree, locate one or more computers to add to the organizational unit that you chose for GPO installation.
Computers first appear in the Computers organizational unit.
Drag and drop the computers into the organization unit that you chose or created for the installation.
Close the Active Directory Users and Computers window.
To update the GPO on demand on the client computers
To quickly apply the changes to the client computers, open a command prompt on the client computers.
Type one of the following commands, and then press Enter.
On the computers that run Windows XP and later, type gpupdate.
On the computers that run Windows 2000, type secedit /refreshpolicy machine_policy.
When complete, the command prompt window displays a message to let you know the policy update completed successfully. If an error message displays, follow the on-screen instructions for more information.
Close the command prompt window.
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