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    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!

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    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...

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    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

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    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
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    Indeed, the approved' way of having desktop wallpaper applied via GPO is to disable active desktop (a horrendous idea in the first place).

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    Gatt do you write anything special into your login script or is just run a standard BGinfo configration file timer 0 etc.

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    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???

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    Sorted I had a conflickted GP!!!! GP result sorted it out for me, thanks for ou help tho Gatt

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