Group policy deployment issue, of user based applications, to 'new' Windows XP SP2 desktops

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Group policy deployment issue, of user based applications, to 'new' Windows XP SP2 desktops

Postby Labroy_:? » Tue, 19 Dec 2006 23:34:55 GMT


Apologies if this isn't the correct place to post this.

I'm having an issue with deploying User Based applications, via Group
Policy, to Windows XP SP2 machines/users. For some reason I have to
make the user a local administrator of their machine before any User
based applications will deploy to them (as assigned MSI's).

My machine based policies work fine, and this worked fine on Win2K .
I'm pretty confident that there isn't anything wrong with the policies
themselves (user groups have been assigned 'Read' access to the
relevant application.

The following errors occur in the Event Log of the local PC:

Event Id: 101
"The assignment of application xxxxxxx from policy xxxxxxxx failed.
The error was : Access is denied."

Event Id: 108

Failed to apply changes to software installation settings.  Software
changes could not be applied.  A previous log entry with details should
exist.  The error was : Access is denied.

As mentioned, the only work-around I have is to grant the user local
Administrator rights. Power User rights do not work. Anyone come across
anything similar? Or have any suggestions I could try?

Thanks in advance.

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