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    Can anyone help me plaesee currently have roaming profiles all i want to do is add the school logo as a wallpaper when staff and pupil log on they see the school logo. How do i do that?

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    set the desktop background through a GPO, I'll just find the setting!

    User Node > admin templates > desktop > ActiveDesktop > Active Desktop wallpaper
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    You could use BGINFO, just use pop it in netlogon and use it as a startup script. You can use it to display usernames etc... aswell.
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    There you go

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    thanx , i have already tried that but when the users log on the wall paper is not displayed is there something i'm not doing right?

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    Have you run Group Policy Results to see if the policy is being read?

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    To set the wallpaper put the .bmp into c:\windows, run regedit.
    to set the pre logon wallpaper it needs to be put into HKEY_Current_user, Control Panel, Desktop, Wallpaper. To set the post logon background it's HKEY_USER, Default, Control Panel, Desktop, Wallpaper

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    will this work with mandatory profiles?

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    Please please can you help me i have set up the active directory wallpaper to display the school logo everything is configured however the logo is not being diplayed when the users logo on. I;m getting very frustrated and need some help please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shafia2009 View Post
    Please please can you help me i have set up the active directory wallpaper to display the school logo everything is configured however the logo is not being diplayed when the users logo on. I;m getting very frustrated and need some help please.
    Put the wallpaper somewhere accessible (create a share on a server just for that if you must), I'd set the security to everyone:read

    set the gpo as demonstrated by Alan-D above

    ensure the gpo is linked to the right user group(s)

    run gpupdate /force from a workstation and allow it to reboot at the end if it wants to

    log in as one of the users you set it to work on


    That WILL work - unless there's another gpo somewhere blattering it - best check the other gpo's just in case to make sure there's no wallpaper set in any of them.

    Edit: oh oh oh if you have more than one DC make sure the replication's working too!
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    Also you will need to enable the active desktop policy as well as the wallpaper path.

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    many thanx, but it doesn't work it works fine on the server and it displays logo on the server and not on the other computers. when i go on to the computers and click on the display properties the logo is there but the backgroun tab is displayed so i can't select it.
    help please

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    First thing to check is that the users can "see" the wallpaper image from a workstation and that it's where the GPO expects it to be. If they can, run gpupdate /force and reboot.

    if neither of those fixes it, it's a case of double (or triple!) checking each of the steps above - it has to be one of those that's not quite right.

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    I have mandatory roaming profiles and sometime the active desktop background image stretches when they log off or when the screensaver kicks in....

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    I have done this using an ADM file I wrote, as I don't like active desktops. I have found this to be more reliable and faster.

    Using Group Policy Management Console
    1. Find a group policy that applies to the users you want to set the background for.
    2. Right click on the policy and click "Edit"
    3. Under "User Configuration" right click on "Administrative Templates"
    4. Click "Add/Remove Templates"
    5. Click "Add"
    6. Browse to the adm file I have attached to this post (EW-Display.adm inside the zip file)
    7. Click "Open"
    8. Click "Close"
    9. Under "User Configuration"
    10. Expand "Administrative Templates"
    11. Expand "Edward Watton"
    12. In the right hand panel double click "Wallpaper"
    13. Select Enable
    14. Enter a path to the bmp image file you want to set as a background (I recommend you point it to a local copy of the file to save network bandwidth. You could deploy the bmp file using a script or package the bmp file using your normal package and deployment mechanism. Also ensure the user has read access to the bmp file)
    15. Log on to the network as a user that this group policy applies to and enjoy your new wallpaper with a coffee


    NOTE: You can only use bmp files for backgrounds using this mechanism. The image needs to be the correct size for the resolution of your computers as I have not added the stretch property/option to my adm file.

    Hope this helps

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