Group Policy Files - Active Directory

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I am having a whole lot of trouble getting some files distributed across the network. My settings are:

Action: Replace
Source: \\[fqdn]\Repo\sqljdbcl.jar
Destination: %ProgramFiles%\Java\jre1.8.0_25\lib\ext\sqljdbc.jar

Attributes:
Read Only

Common:
All unchecked, no targeting

The error I am receiving is from event viewer, application log:

The computer 'sqljdbc.jar' preference item in the 'Default Domain Policy 
{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}' 

Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070003 

The system cannot find the path specified.' This error was suppressed.

What's strange to me is that I am able to copy another file from that same folder, using the same path and same settings, but to a different destination folder.

What's even stranger is that on the target computers, the file appears to be at the appropriate destination and the appropriate size, but with zero functionality.

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asked on Server Fault Oct 24, 2014 by NonSecwitter

1 Answer

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This is a very common mistake. The problem is the %ProgramFiles% environmental variable. Group Policy Preferences has its own set of environmental variables, which are different than what you're used to. Please see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753915.aspx for more information. You can also press F3 in any Group Policy Preferences dialog to see this list. You probably want to use %ProgramFilesDir% instead. The access denied error is common when the path you're trying to access doesn't exist.

answered on Server Fault Nov 11, 2014 by tfrederick74656

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