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Excluding Programs via GPO with spaces

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  • Hi all,

    I need some clarification on excluding programs off the root of the drive in folders with spaces. If I have a file I need to exclude, called text.exe and it is in a folder located at c:\A Special Folder\This Folder\text.exe how to I define that in the GPO under Define Inbound Program Exceptions?

    Would it be as simple as:

    \A Special Folder\This Folder\text.exe

    Or do I need "\A Special Folder\This Folder\test.exe" or do I need to specify c:\A Special Folder\This Folder\test.exe ?

    I am hoping I can get a quick clarification since I can't seem to google it. All I find are examples like %programfiles%\Folder\test.exe et cetera.

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:43 PM

Answers

  • Thanks Elaine, I think I was looking for %homedrive%  so I could put %homedrive%\A Special Folder\This Folder\Test.exe.

    It looks like it needs the "" to work so this would be the proper syntax:

    "%homedrive%\ADDRESSING\A Test\From home\New Text Document.txt"

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 4:04 PM

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post, generally the %programfiles% stand for the programfiles folder in the system drive. Such as: c:\program files.I  would suggest you to try with the C:\A Special Folder\This Folder\test.exe.

    Best Regards,

    Elaine


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    Thursday, August 13, 2015 9:50 AM
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  • Thanks Elaine, I think I was looking for %homedrive%  so I could put %homedrive%\A Special Folder\This Folder\Test.exe.

    It looks like it needs the "" to work so this would be the proper syntax:

    "%homedrive%\ADDRESSING\A Test\From home\New Text Document.txt"

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 4:04 PM