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    Hi All,
    I am working as a system administrator in a gaming company around with 90 systems.Recently my company passes rule to set default wallpaper with company logo.

    So, I create Gpo called Default wallpaper and apply this settings to OU.

    These setings are i changed in Gpo

    1)I "Enable" the ENABLE ACTIVE DESKTOP option under User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Desktop->Active Desktop

    2)I "Enable" the "Active desktop wallpaper" and set wallpaper for accessing user and give the wallpaper path like //servername/foldername/wallpaper.jpg

    I gave the permissions for users to access the wallpaper.

    3)I "Enable" the "Prevent Changing Wallpaper" under User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Control panel->Display


    After i checking in client systems (All are windows Xp service pack2) the policy is applying with default wallpaper

    But the problem is All 90 client systems have common problem...that is The background colour of desktop items have some different colour.

    For this problem I change these settings

    1)I try to change the settings under Desktop properties->desktop->Customize desktop->web->uncheck all options
    2)check the "Lock webitems on desktop"
    3)check "the Use drop shadows for icon lables" under system properties->Advanced->performance->Settings->Visual effects

    But the problem is not solved....Still All icons have background colour on desktop in all client systems.

    Please help me....How to resolve this issue

    Thanks in Advance....

  • #2
    Re: Problem With Default wallpaper GPO

    Hi i had a similar issue with the desktop icons and wallpaper.
    after our client systems had the wallpaper on I just took off the policy and made a new policy to disable control panel, that way the desktop icons looked ok and they could not change the wallpaper to their personal one.
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    • #3
      Re: Problem With Default wallpaper GPO

      Hi,

      Thanks for reply...

      I have one small doubt...Took off the policy means what...

      The GPO have edit,delete,add options....what is took off..

      Can u explain with procedure


      Thanks in Advance.........

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      • #4
        Re: Problem With Default wallpaper GPO

        Presumably he means he deleted the link to that GPO within the OU in question, or changed the GPO to have that setting as Not Configured.
        Gareth Howells

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        • #5
          Re: Problem With Default wallpaper GPO

          Yes, i just removed the link to the ou for the Default wallpaper gpo.
          When you remove the gpo link it will take off the policy but leave the wallpaper there (with nice see through desktop icons)

          Then I made a new gpo. In our case I just denied access to the control panel.

          But this policy will be good for you.

          User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Control Panel>Display
          Hide Desktop tab <set to enable.

          With that they won't be able to change the background wallpaper.

          However there are a few issues doing it that way.
          Last edited by uk_network; 15th October 2008, 16:01.
          Please remember to award reputation points if you have received good advice.
          I do tend to think 'outside the box' so others may not always share the same views.

          MCITP -W7,
          MCSA+Messaging, CCENT, ICND2 slowly getting around to.

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          • #6
            Re: Problem With Default wallpaper GPO

            Hi,Thanks for reply to both of u....

            Ur suggestion is working well...

            I Did changes Like this...

            1) When we delete the GPO it will give two options for us

            a) Delete only the Link
            b) Permanently delete the GPO

            So, I Choose the 1st option and create another new policy for disable the desktop tab from Desktop properties...

            Then, i checked in client system..that policy is apply with default wallpaper and user cannot able to change the desktop wallpaper and icons are showing well(Transparency)


            But I have the one small doubt..not a small it's big one...

            doubt is...Suppose I want to change the default wallpaper with exist one...How to do that....

            I have one solution for above problem....

            1) First delete all policies belongs to Default wallpaer
            2) Follow all steps which we follow for apply default wall paper...

            I think it is not correct way...

            so,How to change the default wallpaper with exist one without delete any previous policies...

            Once again thanks for both of u...

            Thanks in advance...
            Last edited by bhanuk; 17th October 2008, 09:06.

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            • #7
              Re: Problem With Default wallpaper GPO

              Hi just enable the original policy and choose a different image in

              "Active desktop wallpaper" \\servername\foldername\wallpaper.jpg

              then do the same as u did to remove it.
              Please remember to award reputation points if you have received good advice.
              I do tend to think 'outside the box' so others may not always share the same views.

              MCITP -W7,
              MCSA+Messaging, CCENT, ICND2 slowly getting around to.

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              • #8
                Re: Problem With Default wallpaper GPO

                Hi,

                I have small doubt...

                Once we delete the link it will gone out from GPO....So,How to figure out and how to change the policy with different image name.....


                Thanks in Advance.....

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                • #9
                  Re: Problem With Default wallpaper GPO

                  Hi, if u deleted the link then the policy should still be in the group policy objects folder.
                  All you need to do is right click the OU and choose Link an existing GPO ....
                  When you have linked it, click the policy, then right click>edit.....
                  Please remember to award reputation points if you have received good advice.
                  I do tend to think 'outside the box' so others may not always share the same views.

                  MCITP -W7,
                  MCSA+Messaging, CCENT, ICND2 slowly getting around to.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Problem With Default wallpaper GPO

                    Hi,Thank u for reply.....

                    I will try and reply to u ....

                    Thanks in Advance........

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