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When using a GPO applied background image, how can I adjust the background color?

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I am a GPO newbie.  I have used the administrative templates to apply an image as a centered background.  I'd like the remainder of the desktop to be a solid black color.  I don't see anything in the Active Desktop folder for setting this using the GPO editor.

Can you provide step by step instructions on how to edit the policy to force a black background color?
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Save this as "Backgroundcolor.adm" or whatever.adm, import it into your GPO, go to the View>Filter menu and uncheck "Only show policies that can be fully managed".
Note that this will "tattoo" the registry like changing it through regedit, the setting will NOT return to default values when you remove the policy.
CLASS USER
CATEGORY "Additional settings"
  POLICY "Desktop background color"
  KEYNAME "Control Panel\Colors"
    PART "Background color (r g b):" TEXT END PART
    PART " " COMBOBOX REQUIRED
      VALUENAME "Background"
      DEFAULT "58 110 165"
      SUGGESTIONS "255 255 255" "58 110 165" "88 87 104" "128 128 128" "0 0 0"
      END SUGGESTIONS
    END PART
  END POLICY
END CATEGORY

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