For some odd reason, after I run gpupdate /force on both server and client, the GPOs do not apply. gpresult /r on the client does show that it recieves it and it is being applied but it does not do it: This is for network shares, scripts, automatic software installation, etc.
I also shutdown and restart the PC but still nothing. For obvious reasons, I cannot test the server being shutdown and restarted constantly.
But after a few days pass, I do see (for example, network shares) being applied and actually working.
As you can see, here is a Windows 7 PC after gpupdate:
This means it is being applied. Well, it was the exact same way when I made the GPO and it did not do those two until a few days passed...
Is there a reason for this? My domain controller is a Windows Server 2012 R2 and the clients being tested are Windows 7 SP1