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Adding files via Group Policy - path not found using variable

Posted on 2013-06-13
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We are using the File Preference to copy a file to a users profile at logon to a server in a terminal server farm.  So, the profiles on the server are deleted.  The lovely app know as QuickBooks (sarcasm) wants to put an INI file in AppData/Local....which is not part of the roaming portion of the profile.

We are using the File Preference policy to try and copy the file at logon.  HOwever, we are getting path not found errors when the policy processes.  The source location is fine and fully accessible.  So, I think this error is for the destination (although it is not clear).  We are trying to use variables.  We tried %localappdata%/Intuit/ and C:/Users/%username%/AppData/Local/Intuit/, but neither of those worked.

Will the File Preference GP create the folders if they don't exist?
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Was this proven in your test if so why not try using the Folder Preference as well and make sure that the folder is at a higher order than the file/files.

the other option is to create a Batch script to make the directory and then copy the file.

MD c:\users\%UserName%\Appdata\local\Intuit\
copy Source c:\users\%UserName%\Appdata\local\Intuit\
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We went with a simpler path first and I found a list of possible variables for GP preferences, which is slightly different that the list I'm used to.
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I assumed you were using those variables.
How did you locate them?
If you did a Internet Search and you found a matrix of the list there is an easier way.
I think you press F4 or F3 and it will give you the list.
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