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Well, if you’ve read my blog at all, you know that there are two technology areas that are especially interesting to me–Group Policy and PowerShell. Once again, I’ve brought the two together in the form of a new freeware cmdlet for triggering remote Group Policy refreshes. This is an update of the GPOGUY.COM rgprefresh utility that is by far the most popular download on that site. I figured it was time to PowerShell enable this sucker and so that’s what I’ve done.

This new cmdlet, called Update-SDMgp, basically lets you specify a remote hostname to trigger a GP Refresh against, and provides the same options that RGPRefresh did for letting you specify the type of refresh and alternate credentials.

You can download the free setup (registration optional) at

Check it out and let me know what you think. For more information on the syntax of this new cmdlet, just type:

get-help update-sdmgp after installing the cmdlet and launching the snap-in from the installed shortcut!


PowerShell, Group Policy, GPOGUY, SDM Software