I want to change desktop wallpaper with Group Policy.....
Posted on 2003-02-20
I want to change the desktop wallpaper with Group Policy. I found the Administrative Template that lets me make the change - but here's the problem:
Each user has wallpaper that is unique to them. It has their name in the upper right hand corner. I tried using the full UNC like this: "\\server\share\%username%.jpg". The policy implemented, but no wallpaper, so I checked the desktop settings, and it had "%username%" as the name of the wallpaper.
If this part of Group Policy isn't going to let me use an environment variable, then I need to come up with another idea. I would like to avoid the heavy-network-traffic solution of using a login script to copy the user's wallpaper to a dummy location. Example - my wallpaper is "ddotson.jpg". I thought of using a script to copy it to the workstation as "wallpaper.jpg". But you can see that problem - heavy overhead. I don't know if it would work anyway.
Any ideas on how to make this work?