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Automatic PushDown of ScreenSaver / WallPaper

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  • Hi Windows Server Expert,

    We are using Windows Server 2008 R2 in our company. We would like to have a group policy to push down the wallpaper or screensaver per user that login to our domains computers. That's mean when the users login to any of the computer, the wallpaper or screensaver will be pushed down automatically to their profile. Please advise.

    Thanks.


    Saturday, April 25, 2015 5:04 PM

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  • Hi

     This setting can be found "User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Desktop->Desktop" and is straight forward to configure as all you have to do is specify the explicit a UNC to the image you want displayed as the desktop Wallpaper.

    Also if you are runing Windows 7/Server 2008 r2 pre-service pack 1 you will need to install this hotfix;

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977944

    Saturday, April 25, 2015 5:29 PM
  • Hi,

    In addition, you have two choice.

    Method 1: Administrative Template “Desktop Wallpaper” Setting

    Method 2: Group Policy Preferences Registry Key Wallpaper Configuration

    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/03/best-practice-using-group-policy-to-configure-desktop-wallpaper-background/

    Regards.


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    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3:23 AM
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  • Hi Burak,

    thanks for the advise. As i am trying to apply to the user login, meaning i will do it under user configuration. in this case, is it the wallpaper will be pushed down everytime users login to computers? what will happen if the wallpaper has been pushed down as user has login to that specific computer before? does it mean that it will keep overwriting?

    Beside wallpaper that will automatically assigned to the background, I have another criteria.

    How if i want to play the image everytime user login? i plan to push the link to the startup folder in windows, so soon after the user login, it will play the image automatically. in my case here, i plan to store the image inside the server, thus under the startup menu, it will just run the file.

    please advise.

    thanks.

    Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:33 PM
  • Hi

    - this is user configuration GPO so when user logon any computer thats why gpo apply to any computer.The wallpaper configuration keeps under the user settings.

    - the second case you can use user logon script Gpo wth configure a scrpit for run play image.

    Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:11 PM
  • Hi Burak,

    Thanks for your advice.

    Regarding the second case, do you have the sample script that we can follow?

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Monday, May 4, 2015 2:42 AM
  • Hi

     Unfortunalety i'm not an script expert,you should ask for scrpit to script experts on script forums.

    Monday, May 4, 2015 6:36 AM
  • Hi,

    Script related issue, you could ask in:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/scriptcenter/en-US/home?forum=ITCG

    Regards.


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    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 6:50 AM
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  • Hi,

    Script related issue, you could ask in:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/scriptcenter/en-US/home?forum=ITCG

    Regards.


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    Hi Vivian,

    Thanks for the guidelines to the correct forum.

    Regards,

    Monday, May 11, 2015 10:02 AM