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Group Policy Files - Access Denied Error 4098

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Dear Experts,

I have a computer GPO which is set to do 2 things:
1) Copy a file from a network share to all users profile desktop
2) Delete a specific file called "Remote Desktop.RDP" from all users profile desktop.

I use group policy preferences --> file to do this. The copying of the file works absolutely perfectly, however, the deleting of the file from the desktop only works on Windows XP machines. For Win 7 machines in the event viewer you get the following 4098 error:

The computer 'Remote Desktop.RDP' preference item in the 'Desktop Icons {84149EEF-6A4E-49A5-91E3-6638166B6663}' Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070005 Access is denied.' This error was suppressed.

Any ideas?
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Question by:Bladey001
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by:max_the_king
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Hi,
if you're using a user GPO you may try and check "Run in logged-in user's security context".
It once made me solve a similar problem

hope this helps
max
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by:Bladey001
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Tried adding the user setting into the same GPO and selecting that but still no luck :(
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by:max_the_king
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please keep in mind that computer's gpo sa priority over user's gpo
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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because it is an all users shortcut a standard user cannot delete it ergo you need to do it in the computer preferences and not the user preferences.
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by:Bladey001
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So any other ideas?
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I managed to get around this by putting the direct path i.e. C:\Users\Public\Desktop

I guess it must not have like the %ALLUSERSPROFILE%
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by:Bladey001
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Solved by doing this workaround
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by:jollywhitefoot
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This is old, but I thought I would chime in.  The reason this worked on XP but did not work on Windows 7 machines when using the variable %ALLUSERSPROFILE% is because the variable in Windows 7 for the Public folder is %PUBLIC%.  In Windows 7 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%  is for ProgramData.
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