GPO Computer Policy, firewall policy for user application
Posted on 2014-02-02
We have an application that executes in the context of a user, i.e. the path on win7 to the application is C:\Users\<user.name>\AppData\Local\<app.folder>\<app>.exe
Issue is that on first execution the application <app>.exe needs to make an inbound firewall policy, this policy references the specific username as per path above.
We would like to set this firewall policy in GPO computer settings using %USERNAME%, i.e. C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\<app.folder>\<app>.exe , this path is not recognised in the context of a user on the client machine. GPO setting is applied but executing the user application creates the default policy with path C:\Users\<user.name>\AppData\Local\<app.folder>\<app>.exe . now we have a policy with local policy <username> and GPO policy with %USERNAME%.
Is there a way to do this via GPO with non-specific username variable?