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Group  Policy to set blank desktop Wall paper

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Group  Policy to set blank desktop Wall paper on windows XP and windows & machines.
Domain windows 2008 R2
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Question by:Malli Boppe
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The setting you want under a GPO is \User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Desktop\Desktop

There is a setting for 'Desktop Wallpaper' which you can use.

You can either make this change using an existing GPO or create a new one.
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As jake has suggested above that will sort your windows XP clients. WIndows 7 has a slight issue with desktop settings via GPO this hotfix should sort any problems if you have a black screen when you try setting wallpapers ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977944 )
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by:cperry71
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You can set the desktop to a small color .jpg swatch and set to tile or set to a file that doesn't exist and it will use default blank background for xp machines.  Users will not be able to change.
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