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Group Policy - display settings

Trying to apply a certain wallpaper for students and staff, cannot get it to work, could it be anything to to with mandatory profiles.??
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Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
By saying that you are "trying to apply a certain wallpaper", by what means are you trying to apply it?  Are you trying to use Group Policy or are you trying to set it on each workstation?
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PaulRKruegerCommented:
Another option you have is BGInfo (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Miscellaneous/BgInfo.mspx) in a logon or startup script. You can create a centralized bginfo file that all clients can access and have the logon script apply the wallpaper.
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sfxitAuthor Commented:
I am trying to deploy through group policy display settings active desktop.........
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Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
1. Ensure that Active Desktop is enabled

  -- Look in Group Policy under "User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Desktop | Active Desktop"
    -- Open "Enable Active Desktop" and set it to "Enabled"
    -- Open "Disable Active Desktop" and set it to "Not Configured"


2. Ensure that an Active Desktop Wallpaper is enabled and assigned.

  -- Look in Group Policy under "User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Desktop | Active Desktop"
    -- Open "Active Desktop Wallpaper" and click "Enabled".
    -- Enter the full UNC or local path to the file, including the file name with extension


3. Ensure that the users can get to the location where the wallpaper is stored.

4. Ensure that there are no other Group Policies assigned to these users that will override the above policy changes.

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sfxitAuthor Commented:
Thanks, have done all that, I can only think it must be the mandatory profile that either overwrites or stops this happening.  Do you know if that can happen, not sure what is stored in the mandatory profile.

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Brian PringleSystems Analyst II, SCM, ERPCommented:
If there was a wallpaper assigned in the mandatory profile (or even a color) then that will override the setting in Group Policy.
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sfxitAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that I did assume that was the problem but didn't know for sure.
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PaulRKruegerCommented:
The bginfo solution applies the new desktop after the manditory profile is applied, so it would still solve your problem.
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