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Default User Wallpaper

Discussion in 'Software' started by Johnd76, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Is it posibble to change the Default User Wallpaper from the "teletuby" wallpaper to something alse?

    So that when a new user logs on the wallpaper isnt the "telebuby" wallpaper :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Boycie
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    need a bit more info than that!

    Is this a standalone machine, domain?
     
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  3. Notes_Bloke

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    Yes it's possible to do this via group policy.

    Cheers

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  4. MLP

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    Hi there

    For a domain machine, I think its possible to set the wallpaper through group policy using the following group policy setting: User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Desktop \ Active Desktop - Active Desktop Wallpaper. I haven't tested it myself yet, so I'm not completely sure.

    For a stand-alone machine, it can be achieved by creating a template account, configured as you require, and then logging on as another Admin user, and using the system applet to copy the profile to 'Default User'. Remember to set the permitted to use to all users.

    Maria
     
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  5. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    It is in a Domain, but i would like to know if you can do it on a standalone machine too
     
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  6. hippy

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    Yer you can do it, but i cant remember how on the top of my head. We have a standard wallpaper for all machines for whoever logins. It has to be in the default profile somewhere then.
     
  7. Hades

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    Thats how my work place manages it :biggrin

    We have it done by GPO, but as we rebuild machines we manually set the default desktop as well
     
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  8. BrizoH

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    It can also be changed in the registry - off the top off my head I can't remember the exact key but I'll check in work tomorrow (had to do this for a bunch of Dell servers that have Dell wallpaper by default - which takes an age to load when accessing remotely over slow WAN links)
     
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  9. Sparky
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    Delete dellwall.bmp :biggrin

    Dunno why Dell ship their servers with that wallpaper :rolleyes:
     
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  10. BrizoH

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    You've been there too :biggrin

    It's HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT/Control Panel/Desktop/Wallpaper just in case anyone needs it
     
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  11. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Cheers for the help poeple.....will give the suggestions a go :)
     
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