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    gpupdate is missing

    At this school none of my PCs seem to have GPupdate, so when im trying to test things it takes me ages of rebooting to get the new GPOs to apply to machines. Normally this isnt too bad, i like having slowinstall.msi come into effect a couple of days after i leave but today im trying to test a new startup script and its driving me up the wall its about the 5th reboot now and it hasnt applied (i think) i cant be 100% sure its applying etc...

    Is there anyway to restore gpupdate? or is it in some folder that hasnt been linked properly?

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    gpupdate is missing

    Hi Arcath,

    What OS are you using, XP, Vista or Win7?

    Do you get an error when trying to run gpupdate? We often have issues with GPOs not running propely on XP and the first thing to check is the c:\Windows\Security\logs\winlogon.log file. It will tell you if all of your GPOs have run properly. We usually find that if an msi fails to deploy for some reason, it will stop all subsequent GPOs from applying.

    Hope this helps.

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    im running XP

    its not a problem with gpupdate its that its not there if i type "gpupdate" into cmd i get:

    'gpupdate' is not a recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or bathc file.

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    if you search your system for the gpupdate.exe can you find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcath View Post
    im running XP

    its not a problem with gpupdate its that its not there if i type "gpupdate" into cmd i get:

    'gpupdate' is not a recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or bathc file.
    Try copying gpupdate.exe from a machine that's working OK to c:\windows\system32 and try again. If all machines are affected, it may be worth running a virus scan. I've not heard of any viruses that delete gpupdate.exe but you never know!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    if you search your system for the gpupdate.exe can you find it?
    it finds it in C:\Windows\system32

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    If you go into a command prompt and navigate to there and specify gpupdate.exe to run it does that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    If you go into a command prompt and navigate to there and specify gpupdate.exe to run it does that work?
    yes.

    ive found that nothing seems to work "hostname" etc... anything in system32 doesnt seem to work

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    System Variables are corrupt/Missing

    Try this

    Right click My computer
    Selecet Properties
    Select the Advanaced tab
    Click the on theEnviroment Variables button
    Double click path

    and make sure you have these at the begining of the path


    Windows\system32;Windows;Windows\System32\Wbem;

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    Do you have c:\windows\system32 in your path statement?

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    sorry should read

    C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32 \Wbem;

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    ive got all of those but instead of C:\Windows i have %systemroot%

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    Change that as its trying to look in the wrong place.

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    In that variable i found a mal formed path "Program Files\\Maestro Learning", once i corrected that it works fine

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    Glad we could help - thanks are always appreciated

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