The content below is intended for administrators who are responsible for installing, and configuring Specops GPUpdate.


The computer where Specops GPUpdate will be installed should meet the following requirements:

Component Requirement
Specops GPUpdate
  • Windows Server 2008 or later
  • .NET Framework 2.0 or later
    In order to install .NET Framework 3.5, you will need to run the following administrator level command prompt: dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /all /Source:D:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess
  • Enterprise administrator rights in the root domain to add the ADUC display specifiers during installation.
  • Domain or Enterprise administrator rights to add license information during installation.

Installing Specops GPUpdate

During installation, Specops GPUpdate will launch the Setup Assistant. The Setup Assistant contains installation information for Specops GPUpdate and Specops GPUpdate Professional. You will only need to complete the installation steps for the product you plan on installing.

  1. Download the Setup Assistant.
  2. Save and Run the Setup Assistant locally to a machine where you administer Group Policy.
    By default the file is extracted to C:\temp\SpecopsGpUpdate_Setup_[VersionNumber]
  3. Double click SetupAssistant.exe to launch the Setup Assistant.
  4. If you want to install Specops GPUpdate Professional, click Update License

Update License (GPUpdate Professional only)

If you are installing Specops GPUpdate Professional, you will need to import your license in the Setup Assistant.

  1. Click Update License.
  2. Browse to the location of the TXT file, and click Open.

Installing Specops GPUpdate

  1. Click Start Installation in the Specops Setup Assistant dialog box.
  2. Verify that you have fulfilled the prerequisites. If you do not meet the pre-requisites you may need to do the following:
  3. Install PowerShell
  4. Install ADUC Menu Extensions
  5. Click Install.