wallpaper group policy

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Carrol Garden Girl, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    Does anyone know how to set blank wallpaper by group
    policy. My user is already changing wall paper. I need
    to change all wallpaper to blank. (I don' want to change
    each PC and each user...)

    I tried Active Desitop PC setting of group plicy. I
    typed a file nmae which is not exist. But, it still
    showing a wallpaper which is set by user.

    Please help!
    Carrol Garden Girl, Oct 10, 2004
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  2. Carrol Garden Girl

    Mike [MSFT] Guest

    Set the 'Active Desktop Wallpaper' to a file that does exist.

    Perhaps a bmp file consisting of a single pixel?

    You can also whack the desktop from the registry..

    Add this to a batch file that the user runs: (user logon script or via a
    runonce value)

    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v Wallpaper /t REG_SZ /d "" /f

    To make it so the user cannot change the wallpaper:

    Run GPEdit.msc

    Look under: Local Computer Policy\User Configuration\Administrative
    Templates\Control Panel\Display

    Define this: Disable Change wallpaper setting

    Note, they still can change the wallpaper via other means, so setting a
    wallpaper in 'Active Desktop Wallpaper' is recommended.



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