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Windows Thread, Problems with Active Desktop wallpaper not appearing. in Technical; I have set the Active Desktop wallpaper to show what picture i choose. I have checked all the GPO settings ...
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    Unhappy Problems with Active Desktop wallpaper not appearing.

    I have set the Active Desktop wallpaper to show what picture i choose. I have checked all the GPO settings and also all the permissions on the network folder that contains the images and everything is ok. What is really weird is that the picture appears on the desktop during the log on process and also the applying security settings but as soon as this finishes the image disappears and they just get a blue background and a little white square in the corner of the screen with a red cross in it.

    The staff have roaming profiles and i have re-created of one of the users to rule that out as well.


    Any ideas?

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    Try refreshing the desktop, if that works then you need a desktop refresh prog. But more likely you need to have the desktop jpg held locally on the client PC.

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    Might be worth looking at bginfo in a startup script instead, that copies the background to the local pc automatically and shows cool stuff like username and ip on the actual bitmap.

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    I have the oposite problem, but i've never really looked at trying to solve it.
    The default blue background is displayed on the ctrl+alt+del screen, but then as the student it logging in the wallpaper that is set for the local administrator is displayed then the wallpaper that is set in the policy is applied after this... rather strange

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    File permissions could be at fault, or another cause. Check that Active Desktop is on and I find ensuring the wallpaper is a bmp file works well

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    Have had this ans similar before now, and oddly enough changing the desktop resolution to 800x600 then back to whatever you want it set as has worked for us.

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    I still can't seem to get this to work. The desktop is sett to strech the picture as some staff have widescreen laptops and some don't.

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    Try this in your login script (probably last)

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters

    This will refresh the desktop as per

    http://www.dx21.com/SCRIPTING/RUNDLL...X|ao-AND|WXP-1

    Hope this helps!

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    We had this for some time, but to be honest i can't remember how i fixed it.

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    We had this too I have created a VBS script that can change the desktop being showed per day e.g. Mon pic one and tue pic 2. It gets the images from the sysvol or any other network location you want.

    If any one wants a copy of it let me know and ill post it up.

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    How do people deal with the annoyance that the kids are doing now in that they are going eew system wall paper and then managing to set wallpaper which appears when there profile has loaded and shows at the applying personal settings, saving personal settings and when there workstation is locked rather than my wallpaper. Some of them are a bit iffy in terms of there content. We use roaming profiles if that helps.

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    Do you use group policy to set a users wallpaper?

    Quote Originally Posted by fooby View Post
    In the GPO for these users go to user config > admin templates > desktop > active desktop > active desktop
    wallpaper > and set the wallpaper with an image you specify which will
    prevent the users from changing the wallpaper at all. this is the microsoft documented way. if you dont want a wallpaper create a 1pixel image file save this as a .bmp and then set it to that. or set it to a file that doesnt exist. this locks out the set as wallpaper setting


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamman960 View Post
    User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Control Panel > Display > Prevent Changing Wallpaper - setting this to enabled will stop the kids using "set as desktop background" in paint and internet explorer.
    Quote Originally Posted by originofsymmetry View Post
    You can enforce a wallpaper using GP that will prevent the Set As Desktop Background from working

    User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Desktop>Active Desktop

    In the Active Desktop Wallpaper fill in a local or UNC link to a wallpaper you want to enforce and select its composition. Ensure the users have read access to the wallpaper.
    Last edited by Edu-IT; 1st February 2008 at 11:17 PM.

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    Had this one before - this fixed it for me
    In the policy where you are setting the wall paper
    also set Computer config\admin temp\system\froup policy\user group policy loopback\

    this will apply settings in the user section to the computer, liek the desktop wall paper

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    user config\admin templates\windows comp\windows explorer\

    turn off disable windows shell that should do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeshellard View Post
    We had this too I have created a VBS script that can change the desktop being showed per day e.g. Mon pic one and tue pic 2. It gets the images from the sysvol or any other network location you want.

    If any one wants a copy of it let me know and ill post it up.


    Hi, would it be poss to get a copy of your VBS script!?

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