Problem

You want to distribute an MSI file via your Active Directory domain network with group policy application deploying feature. The application gets installed on some PCs, other ones show any of the following error codes, even after multiple reboots and running „gpupdate /force“:

  • Event 1112, GroupPolicy
  • Event 101 and 108, Application Management Group Policy, with error %%1274
  • Event 103, Application Management Group Policy, with error %%1618

Solution

It seems like the system does not wait until the network connection is started on system startup, even if there is software about to be installed.

So there are two group policy settings which should help.

Computer configuration -> Admin templates -> System -> Group policies -> Waiting time for policy processing at system startup (translated from German) -> Set to e.g. 30.

If this one does not help, you can also configure the policy to always wait for the network on startup, even if there is currently no software to be installed etc.

Computer configuration -> Admin templates -> System -> Login -> Always wait for the network on reboot (translated from German)

This one can slow down the boot process for some seconds, so you might deactivate this one again after the MSI application is successfully deployed:

 

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