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Windows 10 PRO Lock Screen Background Deployment in the company RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Gents,


    First of all, we have windows 10 PRO. Ver 1607 14393.0
    Trying to deploy a corporate Lock Screen background in a company (As we had for Windows 7).
    Found out, that administrative Templates(Force a specific default lock screen image) is not woking properly and modifyin registry(after hours spended with ProcMon) is not a way also.
    As far as i understood, for now, there is only non-MS products, that are able to do that, but it's not applicable for the corporate way.

    What am o doing wrong, and is there a way now to set up Lock Screen background via group policy on the corporate level. 

    Regards,

    Nikita

    Monday, April 3, 2017 7:25 AM

All replies

  • Hi Nikita,

    After Anniversary upgrade, Force a specific default lock screen image is only applied to Windows 10 1607 Enterprise and Education Editions .

    Thus there is no way to specify the lock screen via Group Policy for Windows 10 Pro Edition.


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    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 3:03 AM
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  • Hi Karen,

    sorry but that is absolutely not customer friendly to remove this Setting from PRO, because in Version 1511 of Windows 10 PRO this Setting worked, and we made our Proof of concept with that! Customizing Lock Screen was one of the requested Settings my Company needs.

    Now we must upgrade to a newer Version of Windows 10 because 1511 is running out CBB soon - thats your specification Microsoft, and this Option is wiped away in a newer Version in the same Edition! What?!

    The CEO´s are laughing at me if I say they have to pay >2,5 Million Dollars to be able to change the Lockscreen Image?! Are you serious Microsoft?!

    Have you seen how much Internet Bandwith Windows Spotlight takes if 12.000 People use Windows 10 @ a company? Read this Thread: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/bdc80ea5-a2f2-4b15-a9fb-4feda5050366/windows-10-spotlight-data-usage?forum=win10itpronetworking

    Ok I have to come down, lock my Screen watch that stupid cave an take an Coffee...

    Regards,

    Florian

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 7:33 AM
  • UPDATE
    Any other ways to set up a Lock Screen instead of GPO(for Windows 10 Pro)? 
    For now it seems to be ridiculous, compulsion for the upgrade to Enterprise revision.

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 7:54 AM
  • You can try this, I tested it with 10.0.15063 (Creators Update) but it didn´t work.

    http://www.ghacks.net/2016/08/05/disable-windows-10-lock-screen/

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 8:32 AM
  • Hi Nikita,

    After Anniversary upgrade, Force a specific default lock screen image is only applied to Windows 10 1607 Enterprise and Education Editions .

    Thus there is no way to specify the lock screen via Group Policy for Windows 10 Pro Edition.


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    Hi Karen,

    is there a Way with Regkeys - that would be enough for us!

    Regards

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 2:27 PM
  • Hidihow,

    Microsoft heard us! Since Patch KB4016240 you can completely disable Lockscreen with this Regkey in Windows 10 Pro 1703, yes Professional!

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization]

    "NoLockScreen"=dword:00000001

     I tested it yesterday and it worked. Now im happy! :) For me this is enough, but be Aware ist only disabling it! Changing lockscreen Image still won´t be working...(not yet tested)

    Regards

    Florian

    • Proposed as answer by Afraskai Friday, April 28, 2017 8:08 AM
    Friday, April 28, 2017 8:08 AM
  • Sholokhov Nikita,

    Take a look at this website:

    Set corporate lockscreen wallpaper with Intune for non Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education machines

    I've managed to apply it using a GPO, the only downside is that it needs a reboot.



    Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:25 PM
  • GPO's do not work for "Pro"version...thanks Microsoft...NOT!!!

    This does however work on PRO.

    Create this KEY

    HKLM\SOFTWAREMicrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PersonalizationCSP

    Then create this Property as a REG_SZ inside that key with the local path to your image file.

    LockScreenImageUrl


    Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:04 PM
  • Hi durrie, 

    you pushed me in the correct direction - how cool is that! Thank You! 2,5 Years later we have an solution :D

    I use this regfile:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PersonalizationCSP]
    "LockScreenImageUrl"="C:\\ProgramData\\Microsoft\\Lockscreen\\screen_lock.jpg"
    "LockScreenImageStatus"=dword:00000001
    "LockScreenImagePath"="C:\\ProgramData\\Microsoft\\Lockscreen\\screen_lock.jpg"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization]
    "LockScreenImage"="C:\\ProgramData\\Microsoft\\Lockscreen\\screen_lock.jpg"
    "NoChangingLockScreen"=dword:00000001
    "NoLockScreen"=dword:00000000

    Regards


    Friday, September 20, 2019 7:47 AM
  • Afraskai,

    Hi. Have you managed to apply the image without rebooting?

    Friday, September 20, 2019 1:33 PM
  • Hi Vandrey,

    no you need a reboot. And I cant get rid of the Advertisement on the Lock Screen e.g. "Do you like what you see..." but I think thats an Enterprise Feature. 

    Regards

    Afraskai

    Friday, September 20, 2019 1:41 PM
  • Afraskai,

    I've managed to change my lockscreen image without the Windows Spotlight.

    I think that you have to select any image first, and then apply your registry keys. If the user has Spotlight activated, it appears anyway... I'll look for a way to disable Spotlight.

    Also, I didn't use all your registry keys, only the three first. Take a look at the website that I send on three answers before yours.


    Friday, September 20, 2019 1:43 PM
  • Yup, that little .reg file will do it! You can deploy that via GPO as well.

    I also have a script you can use which strips the "special permissions" from the C:\Windows\Web\Screen and \Wallpaper folders so you can actuall simply create your own images at your own resolutions and them save them as img0.jpg and img100.jpg and drop them in there and boom you are done.

    Draw back to this is if you users have admin access (which they shouldn't but organizations always relent on this policy in some departments) they can manipulate those folders again themselves.

    Let me know if you would like that script? Glad I could help...

    Please remember to mark posts as solutions / or Vote them as helpful...

    Regards,

    durrie.

    Friday, September 20, 2019 3:37 PM
  • Thanks. I'm already saving images on C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper folder.

    I won't use this registry workaround because Windows Spotlight is on by default on Windows 10 Pro. It looks terrible for me.

    And even so, it needs a reboot... So not the best solution.

    Friday, September 20, 2019 7:17 PM