Software Deployment through Group Policy Error for Windows 7
Please help me as I’m ripping my hair out and I haven’t got a lot of that left!
I’m using Group Policy to deploy and install software that worked fine for Windows XP but seems to fail for Windows 7.
I created a base image for Windows 7 and used Ghost to deploy that image to 10 PC’s. Group policy should then deploy software to those PC’s which it did on 7 out of the 10. I used “rosop.msc” to check if the policy had applied and on the 3 PC’s that didn’t install, I see an orange triangle with an exclamation mark next to all the software items.
I’ve enabled “Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon” and “Verbose vs normal status message” to check if they install but it still doesn’t work.
I’ve changed “User Account Control: Behaviour of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin approval Mode” to Elevate without prompting. I’ve disabled “Detect application installations ad prompt for elevation” and “Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode”.
I’ve enabled “Allow processing across a slow network connection” and “Amount of time to wait” = 30 seconds.
The permissions of the delivery folder have access for System, Domain Computers, Domain Users, Authenticated Users and the PC’s can see the network path correctly.
I disabled PXE from BIOS to see if that made a difference.
I’ve restarted the PC’s lots of time and changed to a different switch in the data cab.
The error logs say “The assignment of application <Appname> from policy <policyname> failed. The error was : %%1274”
I don’t understand why it would work on most of the PC’s but not all. Do you think a switch reboot would help?
Somebody please help me. :-)