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  • Hello,

    We are trying to loosen up some of our security restrictions on our Windows 7 PCs. One of the things my management would like me to enable is to allow users to change their background color/images. I went through GP Editor and set everything I thought was relevant to "Not configured" (Desktop Wallpaper, Most the Stuff in Personalization). The default wallpaper is gone, but now when the users go to select "personalize" they just get the error I mentioned in the title. Can anyone offer an suggestions?

    Thanks.

    Thursday, March 8, 2018 7:44 PM

Answers

  • Did you by chance restrict control panel applets? Run "gpresult /h report.html" (rsop.msc is deprecated) and check for Control Panel settings and restricions.

    • Proposed as answer by Wendy Jiang Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Squaba Tuesday, April 24, 2018 9:40 PM
    Friday, March 9, 2018 12:12 PM

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  • Please run rsop.msc on one of those machines and check if you still have GPO settings applied for this parameter. It may be that you have AD replication issues (You can that using repadmin and check your DCs health status using dcdiag) or another GPO enforces the parameter.

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    Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:58 PM
  • Did you by chance restrict control panel applets? Run "gpresult /h report.html" (rsop.msc is deprecated) and check for Control Panel settings and restricions.

    • Proposed as answer by Wendy Jiang Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Squaba Tuesday, April 24, 2018 9:40 PM
    Friday, March 9, 2018 12:12 PM
  • It was the control panel settings! Thank you for the help!
    Friday, March 9, 2018 6:29 PM
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    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:22 AM