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GPO preventing application launch at login

Posted on 2009-05-13
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I just recently installed an application on a machine that runs off the hkey local machine "run" settings in registry.  Any user that attempts to log on in theory should have the application boot for them.  The application boots in the processes tree under the current user as opposed to system however, despite being a member of the HKey Local Machine registry group.

The issue I am having with the application is the following:

The application boots up for all users except users of a specific OU whose Group Policy is extremely tightened down.  I have tried to add the programs as an exception and can run under users\administrative templates\system\ run only allowed windows applications GPO, however the program still will not launch when the user logs in.

Are there any other GPOs that could potentially be turned on that I am missing that are preventing this application from booting when the user logs on?
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Have you run a group policy results in the GPMC to see which policies are winning for those users on those machines?
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Sure! Software Policies?
User Configuration, Software settings, Software installation
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We don't have any Software Policies.
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The Policy that holds the executables that are permitted to run is the winning GPO.  This brings me right back to the beginning of where I started as there is no software policy enabled in the GPO.  There is likely a policy of some sorts that is enabled and also a winning policy that is preventing this application from loading its process at the start.

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Still haven't been able to find what policy is "winning" and preventing the application from running.
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Have you checked the security logs on one of the PCs?  Has security to anything on the C: drive been locked down further that might prevent the users access to temp folders, or the application folder?
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I'll check that.  Thanks
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I discovered the issue as the person that put the exe in forgot a letter.  Lesson for the day, double check others work instead of giving them the benefit of the doubt
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Thanks for the additional perspectives!
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