I have come across a really annoying problem with Active Desktop Wallpaper GPO on Windows 8
It is set to redirect to a wallpaper which is located in a dir on the server.
when the user first logs onto a windows 8 PC, the correct background is applied.
however when I change the background on the server... the user will still get the previous background on the windows 8 computers. If i click personalisation it shows the updated wallpaper but it simply won't refresh to it!
The only way to get it to work is removing the users local / roaming profile and then the updated wallpaper is displayed!
the wallpapers work fine on XP and Windows 7 PC's...
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I would like to know the details about your wallpaper policy configuration. And based on my understanding, the issue is that the wallpaper policy is applied the first logon, and after the wallpaper policy changed, Windows 8 client could not get updated.
As far as I know, wallpaper policy is an user configuration, so it applies to users not computers, for this issue, the computer version make differs, and it seems like that your users use roaming profile. I would like suggest you use a new user account without roaming profile logon to Windows 8 client to check the result.
In addition, what means by changing the background on the server, do you mean that you change the wallpaper for the policy. If so, run gpupdate/force to force group policy updating.
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