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File Match Targeting

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

A File Match targeting item allows a preference item to be applied to computers or users only if the file or folder specified in the targeting item exists, or only if the file exists and is a version within the range specified in the targeting item. If Is Not is selected, it allows the preference item to be applied only if the file or folder specified in the targeting item does not exist, or only if the version of the file is not within the range specified in the targeting item.

 

Match type

Criteria by which to evaluate a file or folder:

  • File exists or Folder exists: If this option is selected, the targeting item returns true if the file or folder specified in the Path box exists.

  • Match file version: If this option is selected, the targeting item returns true if the file specified in the Path box exists, has a version resource, and the version is within the version range specified.

Path

The path to a file or folder. If you select Match file version, you must type the path to a file.

noteNote
The Path box accepts preference processing variables. Press F3 to display a list of variables from which you can select.

Version range

If you select Match file version, enter a version range to match. Each version segment must be greater than or equal to zero and less than or equal to 65535.

For example, to specify a version greater than or equal to 1.0 but less than 8.5.1, select >=, type 1 in the box on the left (replacing the first 0), select <, and replace the first three zeros in the box on the right with 8, 5, and 1.

noteNote
The Version range is only displayed if you select Match file version.

Additional considerations

  • To reposition a targeting item within the list of targeting items that you have applied to a preference item, either drag the targeting item to a new position, or select the targeting item and then click the Move Up arrow or Move Down arrow.

  • Preference items are available only in domain-based GPOs.

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