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GPO to set display background COLOR RRS feed

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  • You could create a theme that includes the background of your choice, then share it using group policy.  Follow these steps to create the theme:

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/share-theme-with-all-users-windows-7/

    The Windows 7 GPO to "Load a specific theme" is under User Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> Personalization, which can be set to point to a shared location that contains the theme.  The drawback here is that existing user profiles will ignore this setting.  Only new users logging into the workstation for the first time will execute it.  So to convert existing users, you would need to push out a registry change that points to the new theme.

    In addition, you can also set "Prevent changing theme" and "Prevent changing desktop background" to keep the settings locked.

    Monday, July 30, 2012 9:34 PM

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  • Hi,

    Try to set the display background color in GPO.

    Start-->in search bar type gpedit.msc-->User Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Personalization-->

    You would find the options "Prevent Changing Color scheme".

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 9:50 AM
    Moderator
  • You could create a theme that includes the background of your choice, then share it using group policy.  Follow these steps to create the theme:

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/share-theme-with-all-users-windows-7/

    The Windows 7 GPO to "Load a specific theme" is under User Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> Personalization, which can be set to point to a shared location that contains the theme.  The drawback here is that existing user profiles will ignore this setting.  Only new users logging into the workstation for the first time will execute it.  So to convert existing users, you would need to push out a registry change that points to the new theme.

    In addition, you can also set "Prevent changing theme" and "Prevent changing desktop background" to keep the settings locked.

    Monday, July 30, 2012 9:34 PM
  • Hi

    What do you mean with

    "So to convert existing users, you would need to push out a registry change that points to the new theme."

    Saturday, July 5, 2014 5:43 AM