Recently I have been able to push a batch script to change the desktop background in GPO policies for each workstation through the server
This is the batch file: copy \\server\sharename.jpg C:
Also, I put the same UNC above in the GPO: Administrative Template, Desktop, Active Desktop, Active Desktop Wallpaper and Enabled Active Desktop.
This works fine, all workstations/ users get whatever desktop I want them to get but, the desktop icons do not use drop shadow. Therefore the icons do not blend with the desktop. Locally on a workstation I could right click on My Computer , Advanced, if it were not if my restrictions on each workstation/user I would be able to Performance Settings, Visual Effects, Custom, Selec/Check use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop. Usually that does the trick but when I modify GPOs I longer can choose this option or it does not work.