Group Policy Update "Success"

By Michael Flanakin @ 1:00 PM :: 1603 Views :: Technology :: Digg it!

Ok, now this is just stupid. I know some of you out there will probably say it's typical Microsoft, but whatever... I wanted to update my group policy on a laptop, so I went to the command prompt and ran gpupdate /force. Nothing big. The first time I ran it, my VPN session died on me, so I got the following output...

User Policy update has completed successfully.
Computer policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were encountered...

After reconnecting, I re-ran the update and got this error...

User Policy update has completed successfully.
Computer Policy update has not completed in the expected time. Exiting...

Come on, people! Who was it that came up with these brilliant messages? Ok, admittedly, I can see how they make sense from one (obscured) point of view -- the initial success message relates to the operation completing without hitting any unhandled exceptions, while the second basically relates to handled exceptions. Even with that, I still think they're moronic messages.

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