we have a large company so I don't have any rights to the GPOs, since I'm in the Client group. I now know of the file redirect on Windows 7 x64.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365743(VS.85).aspx

So if you copy a 32-bit file to c:\windows\system32 it gets redirected (or moved) to c:\windows\syswow64

If you lay a .dll file down using GPOs and you tell you GPO to put the file in c:\windows\system32 does the redirect to \syswow64 still happen? or do GPOs have a way to bypass this redirect?
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You could try to use the %windir%\Sysnative when refering to %windir%\System32 to avoind the Redirection on 64 bit OS. If you use %windir%\Sysnative then it goes to System32 folder for sure. Cheers, Nick. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384187(v=vs.85).aspx
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Hi there,

You could try to use the %windir%\Sysnative when refering to %windir%\System32 to avoind the Redirection on 64 bit OS. If you use %windir%\Sysnative then it goes to System32 folder for sure.

Cheers,
Nick.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384187(v=vs.85).aspx
Answered 04/04/2012 by: nchirtes
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