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configure same theme for all users

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  • hi,

    How i configure same theme for all users? even those still not created - i want a base theme to  work on future created users on same machine
    i looked Google but didn't find any actual explanation
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    Sunday, December 06, 2009 6:26 PM

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  • Hi,

    Go to GPEDIT.MSC, find User Configuration > Admin Templates > Control Panel > Personalization called "Load a specific theme". Enable it, input a path of the Theme you prefer such as C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT\MCT-ZA\Theme\ZA.theme.

    When you create a new account, it will use the ZA (South Africa) as default theme. We can manually change it later in the new account.

    Note:  C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT is a hidden folder.

    • Marked as answer by George Fr Monday, December 07, 2009 6:39 AM
    Monday, December 07, 2009 5:42 AM

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  • Are you working from a domain? If you are, then its just a matter of applying a GPO for domain users.
    MCSE, MCSA, MCDST
    Sunday, December 06, 2009 6:53 PM
  • i want to do it locally without GPO
    Sunday, December 06, 2009 6:55 PM
  • then just gpedit.msc from the local machine start menu. Choose the theme you want before you start editing.
    MCSE, MCSA, MCDST
    Monday, December 07, 2009 1:18 AM
  • Hi,

    Go to GPEDIT.MSC, find User Configuration > Admin Templates > Control Panel > Personalization called "Load a specific theme". Enable it, input a path of the Theme you prefer such as C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT\MCT-ZA\Theme\ZA.theme.

    When you create a new account, it will use the ZA (South Africa) as default theme. We can manually change it later in the new account.

    Note:  C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT is a hidden folder.

    • Marked as answer by George Fr Monday, December 07, 2009 6:39 AM
    Monday, December 07, 2009 5:42 AM
  • Shaon 10X for help, it worked
    Monday, December 07, 2009 6:39 AM
  • the theme is working, another issue is the icons, i want to keep icon size and arrangment same for all users, is it possible?
    Monday, December 07, 2009 7:11 AM