Same desktop daily message for all clients?

We are running Microsoft Server 2003 and XP machines as clients. Is it possible to do that whenever a client logs on to the domain of our network, it will see a desktop that is the same as all the other clients when they log on?  In other words, I need a universal desktop background for all our clients.  In our specific instance, any client when login on will see the same daily message pushed from a central location. If possible I need step-by-step instructions on how to do this.
Erwin KrischAsked:
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Nenad RajsicCommented:
create a new group policy

to change your desktop BG
user configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop

to set your welcome message go to:
computer config >windows settings>security settings>local policies>security options and look for interactive logon message

then link this GP to your user's OU
hope that helps
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captaink118Senior Information TechnicianCommented:
Most people would write a logon script using vbscript or power shell and show a popup that requires the user to click ok to continue.  This is most commonly used for agreeing to the computer use policy.

You would write the logon script and use the logon script option in the group policy to make the script run.  Dont forget to put the script where all the users have access to it.
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Justin MaloneSystem AdministratorCommented:
You could also create a group policy to show that popup message its in gpedit.msc under windows settings > security settings > local policies > security options > Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on
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Erwin KrischAuthor Commented:
I am way more than a rookie than you think I am:

to change your desktop BG (what does BG mean?)
user configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop (How do I get to user configuration?)

to set your welcome message go to:
computer config >windows settings>security settings>local policies>security options and look for interactive logon message (How do I get to computer config?)

then link this GP to your user's OU (what is GP and OU and how do you link GP it to OU)
)
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Nenad RajsicCommented:
Let me try to explain;

Group policy or GP - you can find it in admin tools
Active Directory - this is your domain database where all the settings for your domain/users/security are stored - access it through admin tools
OU - Organizational Units. - This is where your users/groups etc are stored –again you can find it in admin tools (active directory users and computers).

I can't spend an hour writing step by step instructions but this might help you:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310430
Use that article to configure your Group Policy  but use Group policy paths from my first answer.
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