Cannot change XP wallpaper as admin?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ScottFern, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. ScottFern

    ScottFern IT guy

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    I am an admin on our network and logged into my own machine on our domain I cannot change the wallpaper settings. Now I checked Group Policy for any OU that would have those settings greyed out, but I can't? In fact everyone in the domain has the same blue background, when in group policy it is set to the beach wallpaper.

    Now I did notice that Active Desktop was turned on, but nowhere did I see a setting to turn off wallpaper. I did notice however that someone locks their machine the beach wallpaper comes up just for that screen? Weird...
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    With Active Desktop enabled it is possible to have two wallpapers going. One when Active Desktop is loaded and one when logging on/off. Disable Active Desktop, set the background to "None", then reboot and see if the GPO kicks in.
     
  3. ScottFern

    ScottFern IT guy

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    Where else can you set wallpapers in Active Directory besides Active Desktop options?
     
  4. ScottFern

    ScottFern IT guy

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    I forgot to mention that all the users here have a central mandatory profile. Does that impact any of this? I read that since we have IE7 installed that we need to list our server hosting the wallpaper share as a trusted site?

    I am seeing something weird now that I changed the wallpaper and listed our file server as a trusted site in IE via group policy. Everyones profile is going from the blank blue background to the one I specified but it never sticks. It seems like it keeps going back to blue background every other day?