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how to change the default desktop background bliss for all users of a local computer for instance for a white color

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how to change the default desktop background bliss for all users of a local computer for instance for a white color
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Look at:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_23716570.html?cid=238#a22430571

Start - > Run -> type "gpedit.msc"

Then:
go to the "User configuration" then to "Administrative Template" then "desktop" then "active desktop" and enabled the "active desktop wallpaper".

After that:

Start -> Run -> type "gpupdate /force"
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The simplest way to do this would be to login to the machine as administrator, rename "bliss.jpg" to "blissOLD.jpg" and then create a new "white" image and save it as "bliss.jpg" in the same folder.    The users, of course, could still change their background image if they have the proper permissions.  It is a sleight really, but to accomplish this goal quickly, it would work.
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Now, if you only want to change the background color, then we are talking about modifying the "theme":

Customizing XP luna theme via group policy?:
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=234723&messageID=2306392
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More on themes:

http://books.google.com.mx/books?id=UsrjAAHJDE4C&pg=PT108&lpg=PT108&dq=%22windows+xp%22+AND+%22save+a+theme%22&source=web&ots=4aUeL6zarf&sig=wBuGpsRaGwLujGuhhBOwIyxfTYk&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=8&ct=result#PPT107,M1

You can modify the theme the way you like it, then save it, pick the theme files and apply it to the other computers with group policy.
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Here is another article about changing and avoid users from changing themes:

Apply Theme in Windows XP?:
http://forum.bigfix.com/viewtopic.php?id=209
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pablovr:

thanks a lot for you feedback. very nice effort.
Look your first answer i think is near the solution:

Start - > Run -> type "gpedit.msc"

Then:
go to the "User configuration" then to "Administrative Template" then "desktop" then "active desktop" and enabled the "active desktop wallpaper".

After that:

But instead of a bmp i need the desktop background to (None) and white color for all users.


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