I have a bunch of my workstations that need a file on the C drive. Can Group Policy help me deliver this file to all of the designated computers?
Yes. Group Policy Preferences is a fantastic way to copy files from one location to another. Simply place the file on a server and create a GPO for the task. You can utilize the Computer or User Configuration depending on what you need. Then go to Preferences | Windows Settings | Files and input the location that currently hosts the file and then input the path where you want the file to reside on the targeted machines.
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But we encourage you to join us at LinkedIn in the “GPO Stuff” group.
Jeremy is regular there, and there is a reasonable system to prevent junk posts.
In all, we think it’s the right place to go for Group Policy-specific questions.
It’s a private group, but just JOIN it, and the owner should approve your request.
See you there !
-Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP