Why one can't change Win2003 wallpaper when connected via TS ?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Marlon Brown, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Marlon Brown

    Marlon Brown Guest

    I connect via TS to a Win2003 server.
    I go to "Display Properties", click "Desktop" tab.
    I attempt to pick another wallpaper and I see the options are gray out.

    Why is that and how can I change it so that one can select wallpapers
    manually ?
    Marlon Brown, Dec 29, 2004
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  2. Marlon Brown

    Miha Pihler Guest

    Hi Marlon,

    Is this a domain environment or standalone computer?

    There is policy that prevents changing the desktop wallpaper. You can find
    it under Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows
    Components -> Terminal Services. Here look for the policy called "Enforce
    Removal of Remove Desktop Wallpaper". Set this policy to disabled. If this
    is domain environment make sure that you set this policy where it will apply
    to your terminal server (e.g. OU where TS computer account is in).

    Note: setting a wallpaper on RDP can slow down your session.

    I hope this helps,

    Miha Pihler, Dec 29, 2004
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  3. Marlon Brown

    Marlon Brown Guest

    Ohh I was using that policy but actually I set it to "enable".
    Disable did it !

    Thanks much !
    Marlon Brown, Dec 30, 2004
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