Desktop Background on first logon


  • Hi,

    We have a Windows 2008 R2 Farm and the users are configured to get a Aero Visual Style theme when they log on. The Theme is applied using a GPO "User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalization" and Loopback processing is set to "replace" via another GPO. We find that when a user logs on for the first time they get the standard "Windows 2008 R2" branded background but then get the correct black Themed background when they log on after that. Could anyone provide some insight on how this happens?


    Saturday, March 02, 2013 3:31 PM


  • When they logon first time they get a copy of the default profile and associated things such as desktop background.
    The gpo can't apply to that and therefore you get the default background first time.

    You have to modify background for default profile to get the correct background at first logon.

    Goran Johansson

    • Marked as answer by brownfc Saturday, March 09, 2013 5:00 PM
    Sunday, March 03, 2013 9:58 AM