On a fresh install of Windows Server 2012 with the Desktop Experience feature added, the desktop background is not shown on the Start screen even though the "Show my desktop background on Start" checkbox inTaskbar properties> Navigation tab > Start screen is checked.
Note: in order for this checkbox to be available (not dithered), the group policy setting "Use solid color for Start background" has to be disabled. (Computer configuration > Administrative templates > Windows Components > Desktop Window Manager)
How to get it to work properly?
Thanks.Wednesday, July 03, 2013 1:31 PM
Thanks for your posting.
In general, Windows server installation does not automatically add Desktop Experience feature. We need to add the festure.
meanwhile, you should set the following two group policy to "disable" and have a try:
Computer Configuration\Control Panel\Personalization\Prevent changing start menu background
Computer Configuration\Windows Components\Desktop Window Manager\Use solid color for Start background
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