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  • I am using AD group policy to set default  desktop background for Windows 7. UC\Admin Template\Desktop\DesktopWallpaper = "file location". It works just fine. The issue is after this policy applied  - user cannot change the desktop wallpaper anymore (enable to change wallpaper is enabled in personalzation GP) - the desktop wallpaper is enabled but does not accept any change at all. 

    Is there a way to overcome this? I just want the default background for the first time and then want the user to change it afterwards. What would be the best way to achieve this?

    thanks

    Thursday, November 4, 2010 11:34 PM

Answers

  • I used default domain profile which worked for me.
    • Marked as answer by sshoaib Wednesday, November 24, 2010 4:12 AM
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 4:12 AM

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  • You can use Startup Script instead of GPO. In Startup Script change the following Registry key.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper

    You need the “reg” command lines.

    Reg 

    For example:


    reg add " HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\" /v wallpaper /t REG_SZ /d [path] /f
    RUNDLL32.EXE user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters


    Launch the script with parameter “onetime”.

    Windows 2000 Computer Startup Scripts 


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    Monday, November 8, 2010 10:01 AM
  • I used default domain profile which worked for me.
    • Marked as answer by sshoaib Wednesday, November 24, 2010 4:12 AM
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 4:12 AM