I have several Dell Machines running WS2003 at work and they all have that lovely picture of the rackmounted machine frontage with Dell logo as their desktop background.
However, when remoting in from Home the background uses up valuable bandwidth on a very slow link so I want to be rid of it.
My issue is this, I cannot change the background on these machines - the controls (except the color) on the display properties desktop tab are greyed out (there's also no themes tab)
I can't find anything on the Dell website.
I've tried this:
to no avail.
I managed to locate the bitmap in question (in <WINDIR>) , renamed it and changed the colour of the desktop (at which point windows could no longer find the picture) and then changed the colour back again. A dirty hack that works nicely, but it still doesn't help me understand why this functionality is unavailable.
Does anyone know if this is a standerd WS2003 thing or a Dell thing and how the hell to ungrey the controls???