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I've been trying to deploy the latest version of Adobe Reader via GPO. I used the Adobe Customization Wizard X to build the install. After I saved the project I put it on a Windows 2008 fileserver share. I created a new GPO and modified the software deployment under the computer configuration and selected the location of the MSI on the fileserver. I added the computer account that I wanted to apply the GPO to and made sure the machine name was under the security tab for Read access on the share where the MSI is. When I reboot the machine it gets the notification for the install, but it fails saying that it could not find the path and it tells me to verify that I have access to it. There is a KB article on it that says to verify that the machine account has access to the share. I believe it does since I added the account to the security tab of the share. Has anyone run into this issue before? Any help would be greatly appreciated it!
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are you using a unc path in the GPO?

can you manually browse the location of msi from the client?

unc paths are in this format \\servername\share
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Update - I got it working. Originally I had the share on a 2008 fileserver. I moved it to a 2003 server and verified the NTFS and security permissions. It worked fine after the move. I'm assuming it was some security feature on the 08 server.
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After moving the share it worked perfectly.
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