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    Ranger Computer Background

    I'm being busy on here today!

    One of the librarians has asked if we can put a background on a group of eight PCs that is different to our standard blue desktop (very extravagant around here). I thought 'no problem' so did a GPO for those PCs but it didn't work, I think this is because Ranger has been set to disallow backgrounds for all users and as far as I can see there isn't a way to set this to a Per Computer Basis.

    Am I right in thinking this?


    Thanks again guys

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    I've put a "Harry Potter" BG and screensaver on our Library machine, but it is tied to the user rather than the computer. From memory, I had to create a new group with suitable permissions to allow custom backgrounds and screensavers. Then I just created a new user logon (Librarian - I'm nothing if not original!) and put them into the new group.

    I could look the permissions if that would work for you.

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    Have you tried BgInfo we use this to put one image on students, and another on staff (to identify the differences).

    You could put this either into a GPO for this lot, or put it onto each machines startup folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    I've put a "Harry Potter" BG and screensaver on our Library machine, but it is tied to the user rather than the computer. From memory, I had to create a new group with suitable permissions to allow custom backgrounds and screensavers. Then I just created a new user logon (Librarian - I'm nothing if not original!) and put them into the new group.

    I could look the permissions if that would work for you.

    The problem with that is, is that it has to be tied to the computer, not that user.


    And in reference to what User3204 said, Ranger overrides what a GPO does with Desktops.


    Thanks for the suggestions

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    Tell a lie, it appears the GPO is now overriding Ranger!

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