I would like to apply several group policies (for data protection purposes) on various Windows 10 machines from time to time. The target machines are running with various Windows 10 version (Home, EDU, Pro, ...). Therefore, I have a registry export file (.reg) containing the registry keys for the corresponding GPO settings. I distribute this file to the target machines and import them there. Until some time ago, these settings have been applied after a reboot.
However, for some time (I can't tell you exactly) Windows seems to ignore this. When I import the registry file, the GPO change is not visible in the GPO editor and not applied. However, when I set the corresponding setting manually in the GPO editor, the registry key gets set.
I've tried to use "gpupdate /Force" already. However, it doesn't help.
How can I apply group policies using the registry?