Windows 7: The assignment of application from policy failed. The error was : %%1274

We recently deployed several Windows 7 workstations.  Some of us had been using Windows 7 for some time but this was our first real deployment of the latest operating system to a remote location.  Along with this came new opportunities to deploy software using Group Policy.  Unfortunately we began running into multiple errors resulting in the software not being deployed.

ERRORS

Log Name: System
Source: Application Management Group Policy
Event ID: 101
Task Category: None
Level: Warning
Keywords: Classic
User: SYSTEM
Description:
The assignment of application application name from policy policy name failed. The error was : %%1274

Log Name: System
Source: Application Management Group Policy
Event ID: 103
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: SYSTEM
Description:
The removal of the assignment of application application name from policy policy name failed. The error was : %%2

Log Name: System
Source: Application Management Group Policy
Event ID: 108
Task Category: None
Level: Warning
Keywords: Classic
User: SYSTEM
Description:
Failed to apply changes to software installation settings. The installation of software deployed through Group Policy for this user has been delayed until the next logon because the changes must be applied before the user logon. The error was : %%1274

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
Event ID: 1112
Task Category: None
Level: Warning
Keywords:
User: SYSTEM
Description:
The Group Policy Client Side Extension Software Installation was unable to apply one or more settings because the changes must be processed before system startup or user logon. The system will wait for Group Policy processing to finish completely before the next startup or logon for this user, and this may result in slow startup and boot performance.

CAUSE

Windows 7 startup appears to process differently than Windows XP, as a result it is not giving enough time to install software to these remote Windows 7 workstations. The slow network connection we are experiencing with this remote branch could be the cause.

SOLUTION

In a Group Policy applied to these workstations, navigate to:

Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > Group Policy

Enable the Startup policy processing wait time. Set Amount of time to wait (in seconds): = 30

While 30 seconds is the default on Windows 7 to begin with, setting this definitely seemed to help in our case.

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9 Responses to Windows 7: The assignment of application from policy failed. The error was : %%1274

  1. Pete says:

    Thanks for taking the time to post! Helped to resolve this issue after a frustrating morning!

  2. Freaky says:

    Thanks this helped.
    Not sure why it helps though… :). Setting a default (non-changed) setting back to the default… Oh well… it’s windows.

  3. Anonymous says:

    thanks, helped me out.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Worked for me!

  5. akbaraji says:

    hi…i will try this setup, because i have a same problem when deploy the software via GPO.
    i will tell you the result if it’s work or not..btw i create your blog address as one of my blogroll :D

  6. akbaraji says:

    hi mate…i have try your setup and it didn’t work on my environment, until i changes the “Ignore language when deploying this package” solved the problem :D

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  8. Anonymous says:

    This worked for me, when getting the same error when trying to install Java 7.51 via Software Installation GPO, computer scope. FYI I already have it setup to “wait for network connection” and “process synchronously”. Thank you a thousand times!!

  9. Phil says:

    This sorted me out. Lovely.

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