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custom Windows 7 background apply once once requirement

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  • Hi

    I have a requirment to apply a custom wallpaper (several, depending on security group membership) to workstations.

    However, it should only apply them once -- on first logon of the user, they should then be able to change the wallpaper without it reverting back to the originally applied custom wallpaper.

    Can I do this with GPO's just running the setting once

    I have a GPO that sets the hompage as a run once setting, presumably I can use this method?


    • Editat de Hodgymac 17 aprilie 2012 09:33
    17 aprilie 2012 09:26

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  • Hi,

    Myabe you could utilize Runonce key in registry to achieve your purpose. You may customize Wallpaper in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper then export this key=>Compose a script to merge with Registry via Runonce.

    For more information, please refer to the article below.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd346765.aspx

    Juke Chou
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    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    18 aprilie 2012 09:16
  • Hi thanks for the reply Juke

    I think I can do it using GPO preferences

    but maybe you could answer this question

    whats is the difference/relationship between

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper

    and

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\General\WallpaperSource

    they both seem to set the wallpaper

    what is the authoritative location of the desktop wallpaper

    Cheers

    James

    18 aprilie 2012 09:26
  • Hi,

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\General\WallpaperSource seems it points to the Wallpaper Source path if it need to be transcoded.

    You only need to modify the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper.

    Please see the blog below.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2011/08/22/windows-7-background-customization.aspx


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    19 aprilie 2012 08:07
  • Hi,

    Any update?


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    23 aprilie 2012 10:16
  • yes I have reviewed the link

    and it confirms HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper as the source of the wallpaper configuration

    and using the GP preferences it is possible to set it as a "run once" setting

    but still unsure what the below does

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\General\WallpaperSource

    23 aprilie 2012 10:32
  • Hi,

    If the picture is a BMP file, it will be transcoded to jpg. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper points to the jpg file path, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\General\WallpaperSource points to source bmp file path.

    You have no need to change the setting in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\General\WallpaperSource.


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    24 aprilie 2012 02:14
  • Hi,

    Is there anything else I can help?


    Juke Chou

    TechNet Community Support

    27 aprilie 2012 11:24
  • Hi,

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios. If the issue still persists, please feel free to reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.

    BTW, we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.

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    Juke Chou

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    3 mai 2012 09:42
  • yes fine

    Thanks Juke

    3 mai 2012 09:43