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Apply a theme through SCCM RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm fairly new to SCCM so I still have a lot to learn. We have a unique situation where certain computers in our environment need a particular desktop wallpaper applied to them with a certain color background. I created a theme that would do both, but I am unable to apply the theme to all users, current and new. Is there a way I can get this done through SCCM and not using group policy?

    This is for Windows 10 Enterprise.

    • Edited by JB7980 Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:48 PM
    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:47 PM

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  • ConfigMgr is just a delivery tool ultimately so the main question to typically ask yourself or research is how you would do this manually with a command-line or script.

    For this specific task, its pretty straight-forward: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32045681/windows-10-apply-theme-programmatically

    For ConfigMgr, you can run commands defined within programs and packages for each user that logs into a system. Thus, assuming the files for theme exist already, you need to create an empty package that runs the command-line as noted in the stack overflow thread. If you need to deliver the files also, then you can add the command to a batch file that copies the files first. This will get you started with that: https://home.configmgrftw.com/copying-files-to-clients-using-configmgr/


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 6:37 PM
  • I've tried something similar, but it opens the Settings window. Is there a way to suppress that window? I've seen VBS scripts that close the window after a short delay, but no window would be the best. 

    We do use BGInfo, but it's packaged up in a MSI and installed through SCCM that way. Maybe I just need to send a BGInfo update to change it on those specific computers.

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:42 PM
  • Thanks for the link. I'll check out how they do the install compared to the way it was done here before the msi was created.
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:47 PM