Background Wallpaper disappears

Posted on 2009-02-24
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have a small network (150 users) and have pushed a desktop background wallpaper image through group policy in server 2008 (XP Clients). The wallpaper is located in \\server\share\wallpaper1.jpg. 60% of my users use laptops and are wireless.

My problem is: When a users workstation screen saver turns on and the computer hibernates - when the user wakes up the computer & successfully logs in - the wallpaper background disappears and the desktop goes to a black screen.

Does anyone know how to prevent this?
Question by:bootcampwithjess
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    I suggest that you use logon script to first copy the wallpaper to the local folder at each workstation, and then use GPO to set the wallpaper to that one. I believe the problem may be in that the wallpaper is not on a local drive. If you can try this, please let me know if it worked.

    Author Comment

    I'll try it this afternoon and let you know how it goes. -Thanks!

    Author Closing Comment

    Worked like a charm.
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    Expert Comment

    Great, tnx for feedback !

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