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Push Java 7 deployment.properties to all users via GPO?

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I have a deployment.properties for Java 7 that I want to push to all users. I have looked up a few sites and seem to be getting conflicting information.

I created a new GPO that I applied at the root level of my users GPO (not the built in one) and see that it is being inherited down to the sub OUs.

User Configuration\Preferences\Windows Settings\Files and I have tried replace, create and the original deployments.properties remains. The file I want is on a file share where I push other MSIs from and those all work.

The target is %AppDataDir%\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties. I have seen some sites say to put it in %USERPROFILE%\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties. Neither seems to work. Been doing a gpupdate /force on the test machine between attempts.

Which is the correct path to put this file? Or is this not right at all?
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by:Joseph Moody
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You will want to do an update. And update creates the file if it isn't there and replaces it if it is there.

You may want to put the path as
C:\Users\%USERNAME%\Appdata\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\deployment.properties

After doing this, check the Application event log (in event viewer) for error information.
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No change. Here is what the GPO looks like.GPO
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If you log into a standard user, can they access the source?
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When I do an rsop.msc as the user on the machine I don't see that GPO being applied.
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Yes, the user can get to the source.
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Preferences do not show up in rsop.

To see a preference, run gpresult /h Report.htm /f.

Then launch the report.htm file.
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Also see this article on troubleshooting group policy:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/File_Servers/Active_Directory/A_11009-10-Ways-to-Troubleshoot-Group-Policy.html

If it is useful, you can also mark it as helpful. :)
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by:Joseph Moody
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Right click on the GPO and export it. Upload the export here.
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Ran the gpresult /h report.htm /f and I don't see anything besides the Default Domain Policy. Will the changes show up immediately if I change something in Group Policy Management and then run gpresult again?
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No. You will need to run gpupdate on that computer to see the changes.
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OK, did a gpupdate /force and now I see the Files section and see the policy being seen.
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Cool!
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I manually deleted the file, did gpupdate /force and the correct file showed up. I do have it set as update in the GPO. Should I set up a delete first and then an update?
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An update should replace it if it already exists. You can do the delete (if you would like) and specify Apply Once and Do Not Reply (under the common tab for that preference).
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Updated the GPO to first delete then update and now it is ok. I changed it to REPLACE and it replaces the file. I think that will work.
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Awesome! If you have any more issues, let us know.
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