Download and unzip Rgprefresh.exe to a folder that is in your PATH.

NOTE: You need the .Net Framework 1.1 installed on the machine where you run this utility from.

When you type Rgprefresh /?, you receive:

Remote Group Policy Update Utility for Win2K & XP/2003, v. 1.0                              by Darren Mar-Elia, All rights reserved.                              Description: Refreshes Group Policy Computer Settings Remotely. Automatically detects whether target is Win2K, XP or W2K3                              Syntax: RGPrefresh \[/m:\{ComputerName\}\] \[/u:\{username\}\] \[/p:\{password\}\] \[/force\] \[/logoff\] \[/boot\] \[/sync\]                              Parameters:                              Value               Description                              /m:\{ComputerName\}   Specifies the target computer for Group Policy Refresh                              /t:\{Computer|User\}  Specifies whether to refresh computer-specific policy user-specific policy. For both, don't specify an option.                                                  Note that the both option only works on XP & Server 2003                              /u:\{username\}       Specifies alternate credentials to use when connecting to remote machine.                                                   Required when you don't have admin rights on target                              /p:\{password\}       Specifies password when using alternate credentials                              /force              Specifies to force Group Policy update regardless of whether GPOs have changed                              /logoff             (for XP and 2003 only) For policies that require a logon (e.g. sw installation, folder redirection),                                                  forces a logoff after policy refresh                              /boot               (for XP and 2003 only) For machine policy that requires a reboot,                                                  this option will reboot the target after policy processing completes                              /sync               (for XP and 2003 only) Causes the next foreground policy application to be done synchronously