When I run psexec on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine to remotely update Group Policy on a Windows 7 and a Windows 8.1 client , the Group Policy settings don’t change on the clients. The event log indicates that a manual Group Policy update has been running. This is the output of psexec and gpupdate on the server.
psexec \\win7 gpupdate /force
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User Policy update has completed successfully.
Computer Policy update has completed successfully.
gpupdate exited on win7 with error code 0.
If I run gpupdate locally on the clients, Group Policy updates correctly. I can also remotely update Group Policy with PowerShell and GPMC.