Using the following instructions I have set a default desktop backrgrond on an Windows 2003 SBS domain. However when users logon their desktop simply turns blue and the company wallpaper does not appear. Any ideas are always appreciated.
User lukerussel explains below from the post above Kudos to him
Hi, if you have a domain, you can use the Group policy editor on the server acting as the domain controller to do both these things easily.
On your server, open the default domain policy. there might be a quicker way, but I do it like this:
1.Go to run, type in mmc
2. then in the file menu of the ms management console, click Add/Remove Snap-in
3. click Add, then add the Group Policy Object Editor
4. Instead of using the default local policy, click browse and choose the Default domain Policy (then click OK to get back to the mmc main screen)
Then in the Default domain Policy, go down the branches to User configuration / Administrative templates / Desktop / Active Desktop
In the main window, you will see the option for "Active Desktop Wallpaper". double-click on it and configure the wallpaper you want everyone on the domain to have. Make sure the path is to a shared directory on the network that everyone has access to. Alternitavely, you can type in a local address and filename, but make sure it exists on everyone's PC in the same location.