The assignment of application x from policy x failed. The error was : %%1274

Got an issue with some MSI’s that couldn’t be deployed with Group Policy. The following was logged into the Windows System log.

The assignment of application Adobe Flash Player 11.2 ActiveX from policy software-FlashPlayer failed.  The error was : %%1274

Log Name:      System
Source:        Application Management Group Policy
Date:          14/04/2012 22:33:20
Event ID:      101
Task Category: None
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      xxx
Description:
The assignment of application Adobe Flash Player 11.2 ActiveX from policy software-FlashPlayer failed.  The error was : %%1274
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Application Management Group Policy" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">101</EventID>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-04-14T20:33:20.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>8394</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>xxx</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>Adobe Flash Player 11.2 ActiveX</Data>
    <Data>software-FlashPlayer</Data>
    <Data>1274</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

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Solution

After applying the Group Policy ‘”Startup policy processing wait time”, found under: Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy. I gave it a value of 30. If your GPO’ still isn’t applied you can increase the value, more info on Technet.

This is the wait time for a group policy to be applied. Typically used for computers connected on slow networks.

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More reading about this policy:

http://sourcedaddy.com/windows-7/configuring-group-policy-processing.html

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