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Common wallpaper on the domain

HI All,
I have tried to set a common wallpaper on the domain and i have accomplished it by changing the settings on GPO -> User configuartion-> Admin templates -> Enabling active desktop ..
NOw the problem is when i either try to change it or when i disable it so users can pick the one of their choice. i am not able to do that
all users desktop background options are grayed out..

am i missing something here that i have to change so users can change their wallpaper..
Prevent changes and everthing else are set to default.

GW
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mozerukCommented:
Hi,

As far as I know users cannot specify alternate wallpaper.

What values do you have in the "default" optionss?

Regards
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Clement PAuthor Commented:
Dear Mozeurk,
I would like to rather disable the common wallpaper and allow users to select the wallpaper of their choice.
Not configured is on for all the options under GPO -> User configuartion-> Admin templates -> Display and control panel.

Thanks..
GW
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mozerukCommented:
Hi, Have you tried...

User Configuration\AdministrativeTemplates\Desktop\Active Desktop

Disables Active Desktop and prevents users from enabling it.

This policy also removes the Active Desktop item from the context menu that appears when you right-click the desktop; it removes the Web tab from Display in Control Panel; and it disables the Enable Web content on my desktop item on the General tab of the Folder Options dialog box. This prevents users from trying to enable or disable Active Desktop while a policy controls it.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, Active Desktop is disabled by default, but users can enable it.


If both the Enable Active Desktop policy and the Disable Active Desktop policy are enabled, the Disable Active Desktop policy is ignored. If the Enable Classic Shell policy (in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer) is enabled, then Active Desktop is disabled and both of these policies are ignored.
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Clement PAuthor Commented:
Dear Mozeruk,
I would like to rather disable the common wallpaper and allow users to select the wallpaper of their choice.
Not configured is on for all the options under GPO -> User configuartion-> Admin templates -> Display and control panel.

Thanks..
GW
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Clement PAuthor Commented:
Dear Mozeruk,
As i said al these settings are on "Not configured"

Thanks
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mozerukCommented:
Hi,

(in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows  Components\Windows Explorer) is enabled, then Active Desktop is disabled and both of these policies are ignored.

Is that enabled?

Regards
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Clement PAuthor Commented:
No it is not...

Thanks
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Premkumar YogeswaranAnalyst II - System AdministratorCommented:
Try this in computer configuration:
Local Computer Policy -> User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Desktop -> Active Desktop: 'Active Desktop Wallpaper'

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/File_Servers/Active_Directory/Q_24417522.html
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Clement PAuthor Commented:
One other thing, i have tried to change wallpaper and it worked.. so i can pick a diff wallpaper..
Now i want to disable this entirely and allow users to pick the wallpaper of their choice..
All users have admin rights on the local machines they login
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SteveIT ManagerCommented:
are the users picking up the group policy correctly - if you run a cmd session then type gpupdate/force <press return> does this help ?
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Premkumar YogeswaranAnalyst II - System AdministratorCommented:
If you remove the GP then it will go to the defualt state.

Check by trying to retasrt and try again..>!
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Clement PAuthor Commented:
When i move the settings on GP to default 'not configured', users desktop background changes to a blank wallpaper and they are not able to make any changes after that as the options are grayed out...

gpupdate/force -- same issue.
Previously - before i have tried all this users were able to change the wallpapers..

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SteveIT ManagerCommented:
What if you backup then remove all GP's then reboot and run gpupdate/force on workstation and server
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Clement PAuthor Commented:
remove all GP's - i am afraid i cant do that, however is ther any way that i can quickly restore gpo to an earlier date... ?
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Clement PAuthor Commented:
I have reset the GP's to deafult and now things are fine.. All systems needed a reboot tho..
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