Windows Thread, Pupil Desktop Images in Technical; Since the summer we have used active desktop in group policy to have a diffrent desktop for each year and ...
24th April 2009, 05:07 PM #1
Pupil Desktop Images
Since the summer we have used active desktop in group policy to have a diffrent desktop for each year and staff members.
Its a simple image file that is applied and they cant change it. However im getting inudated with active desktop recovey issues now that wont recover due to a script error also the icons have a diffrent colour background.
I was gonna steer away from active desktop and just use a reg hack or bginfo which would be great.
However when i turn off active desktop, the kids get the option to RC on pictures and set as desktop. So if i leave if on i suspect i will have my IT rooms covered in home drawn bitmaps.
How do other people do it? Am i missing something in GP or the registry or in BGINFO.
Put me out my misery!
24th April 2009, 05:30 PM #2
We use BgInfo to great effect..
Coupled with the Group Policie to prevent them changing backgrounds
Not a fan of Active Desktop as its more trouble than its worth...
24th April 2009, 05:32 PM #3
Which GP's do i neet to activate cos as soon as i turn active dektop off in Group Poilicy the kids can change the pictures
24th April 2009, 05:44 PM #4
I have attached a screenshot of how its configured here
Its under User Config>Admin Templates>Desktop
I then apply the BGInfo scripts via a login script
Hope this helps
24th April 2009, 06:06 PM #5
Indeed, the approved' way of having desktop wallpaper applied via GPO is to disable active desktop (a horrendous idea in the first place).
28th April 2009, 09:53 AM #6
Gatt do you write anything special into your login script or is just run a standard BGinfo configration file timer 0 etc.
28th April 2009, 10:39 AM #7
Its ok i found the VBScript on anopther post, however i just ran a test this morning and it works great however users still have the ability to RC on a piccy and change the desktop image!!! What am i missing???
28th April 2009, 12:19 PM #8
Sorted I had a conflickted GP!!!! GP result sorted it out for me, thanks for ou help tho Gatt
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