BIG issue, please help
Actually this is my first participation here in this great forum,
so i need your help guys
anyway, i have a domain controller on windows server 2008 R2 SP1 and i've created a wallpaper policy and prevented the users from changing it and it works fine and no issue with it, but here is the problem " when i format any PC in the network i can not get that policy anymore on that pc that i formatted and the background becomes BLACK "
any idea about that guys ?
Is the PC in the correct place within the AD for it to get this GPO setting?
Bodminman thanks for your reply but what do you mean by the correct place ?? by the way it was working fine before formatting, that case just happening after formatting any PC
What @bodminman is trying to say is, do you keep the pc name the same as it was before and after you formatted it, and in Active Directory, do you check where the computer sits so that the wallpaper setting applies to that computer?
There is a bug in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 where the wallpaper is not applied.
Installing SP1 or running this hotfix will resolve it for you.
The "Desktop Wallpaper" Group Policy setting is not applied in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
thanks dear for your reply,
maybe cuz i didnt change the computer name as before this is the problem, but i have some new PCs in the network and does not get the policy as well, and i set the policy on the active directory from "User Configuration" so it must applies to the users not computers .. am i wrong ?
Are you moving the newly created computers from the "computers" OU to your OU with the group policy?
Thank you eddyc for your helpful information :) but actually i dont face that problem exactly cuz the policy was working before but just after the formatting i lose the policy,, in that like the problem is that you are not able to deply the policy from the beginning so they give u the solutions of it, like SP1 and HOTFIX, but anyway you are very helpful :) and thanks again
Is the Group Policy applied from Top Level to ALL Organizational Units? or/ do you have the Group Policy Applied to a particular Organizational Unit? If you have it assigned to a particular organizational unit then you need to check that the computer has been moved from the 'Computer' Folder which is the default location of all NEW DOMAIN JOINED Computers to the specific Organizational Unit that you have the GPO Assigned to.
Originally Posted by midobashir
Also to be sure that the Group Policy is being applied launch command prompt and run 'gpresult' this will show you which group policy objects have been applied. If the group policy object shows as being applied then go to the Event Log and make sure no errors have been recorded there.
I hope that helps,
Has windows been activated? Just a thought as you said that you'd formatted the computer you may need to re-activate windows. The desktop does turn black if the grace period has expired.
You say it works OK until you format a computer - what are the computers that it DOES work on running? Why reformat? Are you going from XP to Windows 7 because if you are then this is the problem that eddyc describes.