Using Group Policy to configure Desktop Wallpaper (“Background”)

Group Policy is of course one of the best ways you can lockdown and configure your windows systems in your environment and one of the most commonly configured setting in Group Policy is the ability to configured the Desktop Wallpaper (a.k.a. Background) image. Now most of you might just say is all you need to …

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Group Policy Setting of the Week 39 – Always use custom logon background

This week setting of the week allows you to prefer a custom logon background image in Windows 7. This setting is called “Always use custom logon background” and can be found under Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > Logon. Microsoft brought back the option to easily customise the logon background in …

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Group Policy Setting of the Week 17 – Background upload of a roaming user profile’s registry file while user is logged on

Another one…? yes… Another roaming profiles group policy for this weeks setting of the week. But this is a really super cool policy I found while reading the “What’s New in Folder Redirection and User Profiles” (via @stealthpuppy ) document that Microsoft recently published. This document mainly goes through the new features with folder redirections …

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Group Policy setting(s) of the Week 12 – Prevent changing desktop background & Desktop Wallpaper

This weeks setting of the week is a double header but they are really simple but so commonly used that they really have to be mentioned. The first setting is found under User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization > Prevent changing desktop background. As the name suggest this setting …

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