Photo by Hunter Harritt / Unsplash

Force Intune settings sync on computers

Aug 3, 2020

When you worked with on-premise environments, like Active Directory, you often use some commands to force the configuration applying on computers.

For example, in an AD, you use to run gpupdate, but, what is the gpupdate in Intune ?

First, you need to know the following commands force the computer to contact Intune and apply the policies, the configuration, the applications, etc. But, for some settings, you need to wait between 8 and 24 hours to be completely applied.

On the computer run Powershell as admin an execute:

Get-ScheduledTask 'PushLaunch' | Start-ScheduledTask

If you deploy Win32 applications (.exe), you also have to restart the Microsoft Intune Management Extension service. Always in PowerShell as admin:

Restart-Service 'IntuneManagementExtension'


Bastien Perez

Freelance Microsoft 365 - Active Directory - Modern Workplace