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How to deploy a custom word template to users via GPO

I need to deploy a new office word template to all users via GPO.
I have been trying  a few different ways but cant seem to get the template to show up for the users.
Does anyone know of a way to do this that works via GPO and if so, what are the steps to get this accomplished?
This is one of the links I tried but it doesn't seem to show the template to the users:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-deploy-office-word-template-via-gpo-group-policy-windows-poljic/
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
You should be able to just deploy it via GPO file preferences from a shared location to local path
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033

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vmichAuthor Commented:
Shaun,
Can you give me a little more detail on the steps that I need to prerform?
Thanks
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
  1. Copy templates to a network location that users can access
  2. Create GPO that utilizes GPO file preferences to copy files from this network locations to computer
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Shaun,
I set this up according to your steps on our Domian users GPO but I still don't see the template getting to my users after I do a gpupdate /force
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Anyone else have any other way to get this done because I cant seem to get the custom word template to show up?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Shaun,
It should matter should it that we are running 2008 R2 and not 2012 R2 that you mentioned?
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
You should check the client location after configuring. What values did you specify?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
I did that but I never see the file get put on the users computer.
You said I only need to add the preference for the file location correct and nothing with the registry?
This very frustrating not being able to get this to work. I didn't think it would be this difficult but it has been.
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Also you listed the following drive location : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033
Is this where I should see the custom template we are trying to deploy?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Shaun here is what I have in the preferences under computer config. I know you showed this under the computer config. zshould it maybe be under the User config?

Source:
\\ABCD\Departments\Internal Memo Template\INTERNAL MEMO TEMPLATE.dotx


Destination:
%DesktopDir%\INTERNAL MEMO TEMPLATE.dotx
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Change %DesktopDir% to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok Ill try it and let you know
Thanks
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok so that is what I changed the destination to on the domain controller GPO for our Default Domain Policy but there is still nothing on the workstation.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033\INTERNAL MEMO TEMPLATE.dotx

Does this maybe have to be applied to the user config and not the computer?
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
Should work on both computer and user in this case
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vmichAuthor Commented:
followed steps to setup via prefernces
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