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    Set wallpaper all workstations

    Where/how do I set the wallpaper on a "proper" W2k8 domain server so that all workstations set it regardless of which user is logged on?

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    you want active desktop
    gpo in user config/admin templates/desktop/activ desktop

    i would then either copy a jpg to the local machine and point it to that or run it from network share.

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    BGInfo still works.

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    My setup is like this for Win7 and W2k8
    I set at 'All Users Level'

    My AD OU structure goes like this

    Managed users >>> Students
    >>>Staff

    I have a gpo called all users set on managed users so that way all staff and kids get the policy.
    The policy I set is under
    User Config -- Policies -- admin templates -- desktop -- desktop

    Enable the policy called 'Desktop Wallpaper' and enter the location where the wallpaper is stored ( I store it on the C:drive of the computers)
    You can then either place the wallpaper whilst creating your image. Or if like me and it's not on your image you can push it out using GPP

    If you need to push it out with GPP set the policy at 'Managed Computers' so it applies to all computers then use

    Computer config -- preferences -- windows settings - files

    Add new file
    Action = replace
    Source file = \\domain\NETLOGON\Desktop Wallpaper\wallpaper.jpg ( or where ever you keep it )
    Destination = C:\windows\wallpaper.jpg

    On the common tab I tick 'Apply one and do no reapply'
    I set the file copy as a computer policy to try and keep login times fast.

    Hope that helps =] Adjust to your setup of course!

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    BGInfo still works.
    OMG - Its Geoff - he's alive!!!!!!

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    It wasn't for me - its for an ICT Co-ord mate who wants to roll one out as easily as possible

    I knew it was in the gpo's somewhere

    As a true geek (and as one who is unworthy to untie the sandals of the man - I only use BGInfo myself )

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    Hi

    Bginfo works for computer and user on windows xp and for the user on windows 7 but not for the computer at the log on screen. There is meant to be a way to do it with a set of programs and script but I have not got it to work yet.

    Richard

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    You need to override the UAC settings to allow BGInfo to run at startup.

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    wont be easy one to apply to each group? aka teacher,staff, admin, IT Support

    and create a small image of a single colour such as prob 4 pixels by 4 pixels and tell it to tile across

    example green for staff red for IT support blue for pupils

    since it small it shouldnt take long to load

    and also have a fallback so u know if u see anyone with a colour matching the IT support you know they have admin rights when shouldnt

    just my two cents



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