Different Desktop background per user?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Newbie, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Newbie

    Newbie Guest

    Hi All

    Does anybody know how I can show a different Desktop background per user?

    I work for a school and I want to display Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, etc on the
    desktop (say top right of the screen) when the relevant class logs in and
    the only way I can think of this is to have a diff background pic per login.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Robbie
     
    Newbie, Jan 30, 2007
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  2. Newbie

    Newbie Guest

    Hi SmogFrog

    Thanks for the fast reply.

    Please forgive my ignorance, but how would one do this through user group
    policies?

    Thanks

    Robbie


    Hi Robbie

    How about using user group policies, making sure the relevant years are in
    the relevant groups?

    Smog Frog
     
    Newbie, Jan 30, 2007
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  3. Newbie

    SmogFrog Guest

    Hi Robbie

    How about using user group policies, making sure the relevant years are in
    the relevant groups?

    Smog Frog
     
    SmogFrog, Jan 30, 2007
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  4. Newbie

    Herb Martin Guest

    Normally you would make sure the relevant students are in the correct OUs,
    not groups. Groups can be used to filter GPOs, but the primary method
    to make such assignements is by OU (or Site and Domain.)
     
    Herb Martin, Jan 30, 2007
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  5. Newbie

    Yobbo Guest

    Apologies for being a bit thick, but what are OUs?

    Thanks


    Normally you would make sure the relevant students are in the correct OUs,
    not groups. Groups can be used to filter GPOs, but the primary method
    to make such assignements is by OU (or Site and Domain.)
     
    Yobbo, Jan 30, 2007
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  6. Newbie

    Yobbo Guest

    Sorry, Organisational units - doh!

    But in what area of GPO/OU enables me to pre-define a set start menu
    structure for each group?

    The GPE simply seems like a glorified tickbox list. There doesn't seem to
    be any way of saying 'the Start Menu should look like this'

    Is it really possible to do?

    Thanks



    Normally you would make sure the relevant students are in the correct OUs,
    not groups. Groups can be used to filter GPOs, but the primary method
    to make such assignements is by OU (or Site and Domain.)
     
    Yobbo, Jan 30, 2007
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  7. Newbie

    Herb Martin Guest

    I probably should have written it out at least once.
    In the GPO, you can redirect the Users' start menu to a specific location,
    then you create that structure on a file server (or copy an existing one)
    and place it on the share/dir you pointed to in the GPO.
    No, in some cases you can do more than tick -- you can redirect certainly
    logical folders to server share locations.
     
    Herb Martin, Jan 30, 2007
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  8. Newbie

    Yobbo Guest

    Many thanks Herb



    I probably should have written it out at least once.
    In the GPO, you can redirect the Users' start menu to a specific location,
    then you create that structure on a file server (or copy an existing one)
    and place it on the share/dir you pointed to in the GPO.
    No, in some cases you can do more than tick -- you can redirect certainly
    logical folders to server share locations.
     
    Yobbo, Jan 30, 2007
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