Are you getting the error code “8007071a -The remote procedure call was cancelled” when you try and force group policy updates to machines?
The reason why this is most likely happening is due to the firewall. It is blocking your ability to do this remotely. To allow you to remotely force a gpupdate there are a few services that you need to allow through the firewall.
I would recommend that you do this also through Group Policy! Here are the items you need to open up on the firewall:
- Remote Scheduled Tasks Management (RPC)
- Remote Scheduled Tasks Management (RPC-EPMAP)
- Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI-In)
Apply this to the OU at or above where you are trying to force the update. You now need to tell the person to reboot or open a command prompt and type “gpupdate /force”.
Doing one of those two things will allow you to right click an OU and force update going forward.
You should now see that the computer will pass the update!