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Posted on 2009-05-11
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I need to apply a new wallpaper via group policy.. after apply the policy when a user lock the machine the previous wallpaper appear.
I need to prevent this action...
any one can help
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The wallpaper that appears when the workstation is locked is stored in a different registry location to the users' active desktop wallpaper:

HKEY USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper

Unfortunately this cannot be changed via GPO by default. You could either create a ADM to set this registry value, or apply a login script. The script is probably simplest. Add the below lines to your existing login script, or create a new vbs and apply as a login script via group policy.

Where the below script shows \\server\share\wallpaper.jpg change this to the UNC of your image. Or, if you want a plain background (as it is by default), clear the value.
Set objSh = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
objSh.RegWrite "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper", "\\server\share\wallpaper.jpg", "REG_SZ"

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Thank you for your reply.
I changed the registry key but it still display the user's previous background..
your advise will be highly appreciated
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