A Configuration Manager client downloads its client policy on a schedule that you configure as a client setting. However, there might be occasions when you want to initiate ad-hoc policy retrieval from the client—for example, in a troubleshooting scenario or when you are testing.
Use the following procedures to initiate ad-hoc policy retrieval from the client outside its scheduled polling interval, either by using the Actions tab on the Configuration Manager client or by running a script on the computer. You must be logged on to the client computer with local administrative rights to perform these procedures.
To manually initiate client policy retrieval by using the Actions tab on the Configuration Manager client
Select Configuration Manager in the Control Panel of the computer.
Click the Actions tab.
Click Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle to initiate the computer policy, and then click Run Now.
Click OK to confirm the prompt.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for any other actions that you require, such as User Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle for user client settings.
Click OK to close Configuration Manager Properties.