I have a new Windows 2008 domain and I have written all GPO's in 2008. I am trying to set the theme of the Windows XP machines to "Metallic" instead of "NormalColor" on the first logon. I have created a GPO that uses a GPP Registry editor on the users node.
GPO > User Configureation > Preferences > Windows Settings > Registry
I added a registry item that changes the value:
REG_SZ "ColorName" = "Metallic"
None of the common options are selected.
The registry setting does not work on the first logon, but when the user logs out and logs back in, the setting is then applied. Is there a way to make sure that it is applied on the first logon without creating a new default user profile? I really do not want to use a defualt profile and want to stick with GPO's.