Specops Gpupdate

Specops Gpupdate is a free tool that allows you to remotely administer any number of computers. Finally, a free tool that makes your life as an administrator easier.

Remote Network Administration

Specops Gpupdate is a free version of our popular Gpupdate Pro tool. Specops Gpupdate integrates directly with Active Directory Users and Computers. Simply right-click on any computer or organizational unit, and issue the following commands:

  • Gpupdate
  • Start computer
  • Restart computer
  • Shut down computer
  • Windows Update

While there are many other ways to accomplish the above, the main benefit of the tool is the ability to do so on one, or many computers, at the same time through Active Directory Users and Computers. After issuing a command, you will also get feedback on the result of your operation.

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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, you can resolve software related issues or deploy new software from wherever you are, whenever you want.

    Easy to use graphical interface

    Specops Gpupdate comes with the same easy to use Graphical User Interface found in Specops Gpupdate Professional. 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 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 *