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GPO for Wallpaper on Windows 2000 Server

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Hello all,
I have a client that has a Windows 2000 server that has all users connect to it through terminal services.
I am trying to use GPO to make it so that there is a specific wallpaper that everyone uses.  This is wallpaper that has writing on it that tells the user that they are connecting for business purposes and that there is no internet access on this connection especially for personal use.
Anyway, under the GPO the only way I can see to force a certain wallpaper (and yes it is a .bmp file) is to enable Active Desktop.  As soon as I do that then the next time the user connects through terminal services (or RDP) two internet explorer pages come up.  
It would be sending the wrong message to have a wallpaper that states no internet access then two web pages come up on startup.
How else can I do this without enabling Active Desktop?
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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by:snusgubben
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If you use a GPO then Active Desktop needs to be enabled.

Take a look at this for an alternativ way:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_22117293.html


SG
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by:Kelly_W
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Hello all,
I tried that and still I cannot get the .bmp to come up as the wallpaper.  It will if I turn on Active Desktop but I do not want to do that.
I have gone through everything that I can think of under the GPO and everything is set to Not Configured for the desktop so I don't know what I am doing wrong.
I looked under the test user and in the registry under hkcu\control panel\desktop the wallpaper is set correctly.
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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by:Kelly_W
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Hello all,
Okay I found two additional lines to add to my script:

reg add "hkcu\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system" /v Wallpaper /d "c:\grpscrpt\server1.bmp" /f
reg add "hkcu\control panel\desktop" /v Wallpaper /d "C:\GRPSCRPT\server1.bmp" /f
reg add "hkcu\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\explorer" /v NoActiveDesktop /d "1" /f

On line one and line three (new lines I added) when the user tries to run this script, they get an access is denied error.  How can I give access to the user to those two parts of the registry that is under their user id?
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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snusgubben earned 500 total points
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You can open regedt32, navigate to the last key in your string and give the user write access to the key.

Under HKEY_USERS\.default\..\..

and to the rest of the SIDs :)
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by:Kelly_W
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Hello,
I tried under HKEY_USERS of giving permissions of write access to the user and still I get an Access is Denied error.
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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by:Kelly_W
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Hello,
I got the permissions to work but still no go on the wallpaper.
I am stumped on what to do now,
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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by:Kelly_W
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Hello all,
There has got to be a way to do this, isn't there?
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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by:Kelly_W
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Hello all,
Yeah I got it to work.  I had to use BGInfo but it works great, and NO Active Desktop.
I had to put the following line in as a script:
\\server\netlogon\bginfo.exe \\server\netlogon\config.bgi /timer:0 /NOLICPROMPT /silent
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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by:Kelly_W
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Though your recommendation did not solve the issue, it led me down the correct patch.  Thank you much.
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