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Hello,

I am looking for a way to distribute pdf files from a network share to a user's local directory at startup.  

Adobe Acrobat saves and accesses custom stamps in the AppData folder located in the users profile.  I would like to distribute updated stamps to users from a central location or share.  

How can I set up a process to copy the contents of a network folder to each users local appdata folder at startup? I was considering a group policy that would execute a batch file (xcopy perhaps).  Not really sure how to go about it though.


Copy all PDF's:

From:  \\servname\share\stampsfolder

To
Windows 7
C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Acrobat\10.0\Stamps

Windows XP
C:\Documents and settings\yourname\Application Data\Adobe\Acrobat\9.0\Stamps
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Question by:LenCepeda
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Neil Russell earned 2000 total points
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Have a look at Group Policy Preferences. You can add a preference for each file you wish to copy.
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by:McKnife
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...alternatively use a logon script (NOT startup script because we need to use a variable that's not set before logon).

xcopy...source...%appdata%\Adobe\Acrobat\10.0\Stamps
GPPs are the preferred solution because they can be set to apply only once very easily, while a script requires extra lines.
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by:LenCepeda
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Thanks very much.  Took a few days to work out everything but it is finally working well
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