Group Policy 2008R2 - Load Specific Theme / Desktop Wallpaper
Posted on 2012-03-28
Win 2008R2 DC's
Win XP clients.
When I apply a new wallpaper, via group policy to our XP desktops, the new "grey" wallpaper colour applies to the desktop background but the text around the desktop icons has the shadow box (which i don't want).
Manually setting "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop" + un-ticking "Lock web items on desktop" does not make a difference, still have the shadow box + I need this set via group policy.
Found that if I create a custom "grey" background theme on an XP desktop and then apply the theme manually, all works, i.e "grey wallpaper and no shadow box" (but this needs to be done via GPO), if I try to apply this theme via "Load a specific theme" in group policy, the theme never gets applied (can see it's listed in the themes section within display properties, but not set as the active theme), noticed that group policy on 2008R2 states, that this setting is supportrd on "At least Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2".
Any ideas on how I can set the custom wallpaper without the shadow box's on the icons via 2008R2 GPO?