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  • Problem with Desktop wallpaper policy application/Client Side

    Hi All,

    I have the following setup

    Win 2k8 sp 1 x64
    win 7 x86
    win xp sp3 x86

    Whole setup on vmware workstation

    Following are GPO setting for desktop lockdown policy

    user configuration\Administrative Temp\Control Panel\Display
    prevent changing wallaper enabled

    \Desktop Themes
    Load a specific visual style file or force windows classic enabled/classic
    Prohibit theme color selection
    Allow only bitmapnped wallpaper Enabled
    Desktop Wallpaper Enabled

    I have tried without bitmap setting too.

    The problem is that on win 7 machine i don't get to see the wallpaper however when i log off from the machine i see the wallpaper not otherwise.

    On win xp machine it works well as expected.

    In even't viewer i didn't see any such issues.

    Tried with multiple user account same issue. rebooted the system and ran gpupdate /force from the server side to push down the policy setting but no behavior change.

    Any help correctiving this behavior will be appreciated.

    Thanks & Regards

    MCTS 2008, MCTIP, MCSE 2003, MCSA+Messaging E2K3, MCP, E2K7
    Sr. Wintel Eng. (Investment Bank)
    Independent IT Consultant and Architect

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    Re: Problem with Desktop wallpaper policy application/Client Side

    Incase this has not been solved yet, you need to either push out a registry key or you can get this hotfix from microsoft.

    From Microsoft -> KB977944

    Through google search -> Windows6.1-KB977944-x86 (not from microsoft)