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    Desktop Background Problem

    Hi everybody!

    I have searched through this forum (and Googled myself to death!) and I've tried what I've found but I still keep getting the same problem.....

    I am trying to sort out the Desktop Background on all of my client PC's. So I configured a GPO and from reading on here I currently have it set as follows:

    GPO -> User Config -> Admin Templates -> Desktop -> Active Desktop..

    Enable Active Desktop --> Disabled
    Disable Active Desktop --> Enabled
    Disable All Items --> Enabled
    Prohibit Changes --> Enabled
    Prohibit Adding Items --> Enabled
    Prohibit Deleting Items --> Enabled
    Prohibit Editing Items --> Enabled
    Prohbit Closing Items --> Enabled
    Add/Delete Items --> Not Configured
    Active Desktop Wallpaper --> Enabled (C:\wallpaper\file name.jpg)
    Allow only Bitmapped wallpaper --> Disabled

    However...It doesn't matter what setting a try, whenever I log on to a client machine the background picture only loads the top 1 inch with the remainder of the screen being completely black! If I press F5 it refreshes and loads up completely but then log off, log on again and it happens again.

    Does anybody have any ideas on what I am doing wrong or how I can rectify it?

    Cheers
    Glenn

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    Try bginfo as a start up and log on script

    BgInfo

    Just an idea

    Richard

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    Corrupt image?

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    Just use bginfo, GPO for wallpaper is really poor imo

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    Good old windows active desktop.

    If you refresh the background it will load correctly.

    I have an app that I use to refresh the desktop after everything has loaded.

    Also I use a script that fixes the desktop recovery error, it crashes every once in a while.

    Shame MS never fixed this.

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    Nice one. Thanks guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Corrupt image?
    I wish! Nah, checked it. Even tried a completely different image.

    As a matter of interest ICT_GUY, what app do you use?
    Last edited by gloriousglenn; 3rd June 2008 at 02:33 PM.

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    What app are you using ICT_GUY?

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    Doesn't IE7 cause problems with backgrounds also?

    At my old school I wanted to change the background but it wouldn't let me on machines with IE7 installed

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    A visual basic 6 app that I wrote myself. It refreshes the desktop 3 times, only because it looks neater the quicker the backghround looks right, and if the system is busy or has a slow logon sometimes the first refresh does not have time to complete. Hell of a Kludge but it works.

    'Declarations
    Private Declare Function SHChangeNotify Lib "Shell32.dll" (ByVal wEventID As Long, ByVal uFlags As Long, ByVal dwItem1 As Long, ByVal dwItem2 As Long) As Long


    Private Sub Form_Load()
    Visible = False
    Form2.Show
    End Sub

    Private Sub Timer1_Timer()
    Const SHCNE_ASSOCCHANGED = &H8000000
    Const SHCNF_FLUSH = &H1000
    SHChangeNotify SHCNE_ASSOCCHANGED, SHCNF_FLUSH, 0, 0
    Unload Form2
    End Sub

    Private Sub Timer2_Timer()
    Const SHCNE_ASSOCCHANGED = &H8000000
    Const SHCNF_FLUSH = &H1000
    SHChangeNotify SHCNE_ASSOCCHANGED, SHCNF_FLUSH, 0, 0
    Unload Form1
    End Sub

    Private Sub Timer3_Timer()
    Const SHCNE_ASSOCCHANGED = &H8000000
    Const SHCNF_FLUSH = &H1000
    SHChangeNotify SHCNE_ASSOCCHANGED, SHCNF_FLUSH, 0, 0
    End Sub

    If anyone wants this compiled as a hidden exe then I will do it tomorrow, at the moment I use a splash screen which probably wont suit you guys.

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    And to fix the Active Desktop recovery error you save this as a reg file and get your user to double click it.

    It needs the permissions to be se right though in AD.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components]
    "DeskHtmlVersion"=dword:000000
    "DeskHtmlMinorVersion"=dword:00000005
    "Settings"=dword:00000001

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    Isn’t this the old problem of using a .jpg image for the desktop? I’ve had this myself when changing the desktops for a seasonal Christmas backdrop and converting the image to .bmp solved the problem.

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    Try this in your login script (probably last)

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



    Hope this helps!

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    Number 40

    Number 40 on this page :

    Batch files - RUNDLL and RUNDLL32

    Activate registry changes in HKEY_CURRENT_USER without logging off (Windows 2000 and later):

    RUNDLL32.EXE USER32.DLL,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters ,1 ,True

    Credits: Pete Smith.

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