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Set XP background image to "None" using Group Policy?

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I was wondering if there is a way using Group Policy on an Active Directory domain to set the Windows XP "Background Image"  to "None".

I don't want to use the Active Desktop policies to do this, because I don't want to run Active Desktop.

I just want users to login and have a the standard blue background without the default "Bliss" background image showing up.

I can't seem to find any ways to actually do this.  Can anyone help?
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by:Mshine
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Look about 2/3 the way down this page. I do not know a lot about GPO's but this appears
to be a way to do it through ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES? (.adm files and registry edits?)

The title of this subsection is: True Policies vs. Preferences
Here is the link: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/19a4e765-9c48-45a4-9f69-2ff885db19ad1033.mspx?mfr=true
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by:pcawthon
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Mshine: I only see mention of using the Active Desktop Wallpaper policy setting in the article.  I don't want to use Active Desktop.

Didn't see anything else of use in the article.

Thanks for your response.
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Are you looking to stop the users from being able to assign ANY images to
the desktop wallpaper? In otherwords disable the ability to display images
as their desktop backround?
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by:Mshine
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If that is the case, then set their wallpaper to what you want, and then disable
the ability to change the background image:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/gp/162.mspx?mfr=true
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I actually want to set the wallpaper to (None) via Group Policy.   I am aware of the policies to prevent users from changing it.

I don't want to have manually change the Background to (None) on every machine.

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by:AdamJur
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Try installing PolicyMaker. It installs a registry addon to GP Management and allows you to change/create/update/delete registry keys. Modify the desktop value and set to replace. Apply the GPO to the OU and when users log in the registry key is processed.
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