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Active Desktop image issues

I am having an issue with my Active Desktop not displaying when using group policy to push the active desktop image.  I am getting the little image icon in the top left corner of the screen and a solid blue background every other time I log in.  I have read something about IE7 causing an issue with this but I really need to resolve this issue and load the image.  

Here are my specs:

Windows Server 2003 (standard) and fully updated
IE7 on all Windows XP: Professional (workstations)
Running a domain controlled by Group Policy
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
Hi,

Have you tried making sure the image is installed locally on each PC, or are you mapping to web-content?
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kathy_harveyAuthor Commented:
I am mapping it via a hidden network share  (\\server1\desktop$\bliss.jpg)

I tried removing the hidden share and making it public with no success.  I have give EVERYONE full permissions to this file just to try and get it working, so I know it isn't a permission issue.  Also I tried changing the file to s .bmp and the icon in the top left corner changed from an image icon to a red X so I know it is seeing the file.
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kathy_harveyAuthor Commented:
Any suggestions on what might be causing this issue?
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
Are the GPO settings to enable active desktop in addition to map the location of the active desktop content turned on in group policy?

Could there be lower-level GPO's that may be overriding your settings?

Have you tried a .jpg file?
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kathy_harveyAuthor Commented:
Yeah I have checked to make sure there are no other group policy to overwrite this and I do have enable active desktop.  I have even tried disabling active desktop and changing my file "Bliss.jpg" to "Bliss.bmp" to see if that would help and no effect.

What is really driving me insane is that some seem to pull the image but others don't and they are all in the same OU in AD.
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Jason WatkinsIT Project LeaderCommented:
To clear up the inconsistencies, refresh the GPO on the DC, and reboot (not logoff) all clients at the same time.  That will make sure everyone catches up a tthe same time.

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