Solved

Wallpaper Deployed via Group Policy desktop background showing up black no wallpaper.

Posted on 2012-03-28
7
1,739 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-26
I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise on all my desktops. I've used Group Policy Preference to copy the wallpaper to all workstations on the network (C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Architecture\wallpaper.jpg). I used Group Policy to push out the wallpaper policy i.e. enable desktop wallpaper, prohibit changes, enable active desktop. Some of my desktops are coming up with just a black background and not displaying the wallpaper. If I run "gpresult /r" I can see the wallpaper policy was applied to computer. If I go into Control Panel and look at the display properties under Personalization I can see the wallpaper is there but not displaying correctly. Any suggestions would be gladly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:edadmin
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:motnahp00
ID: 37779611
I would just apply the following changes:

Desktop Wallpaper & Prohibit Changes

I notice with the Active Desktop, I sometimes have to refresh the background to get the wallpaper to show properly.

Another suggestion: Instead of copying the image to each workstation, copy it to a network share: \\DC1\wallpaper\wallpaper.jpg
0
 

Author Comment

by:edadmin
ID: 37779817
I already have Desktop Wallpaper enabled and Prohibit Changes enabled. I originally had the .jpg on a network share and still had the black background issue. Also wanted to reduce network traffic which is why I copied the file to the local hard drive instead. Any other suggestions?
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:motnahp00
ID: 37779872
Is the black background related to RFM - product activation?
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:James Haywood
ID: 37782449
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
edadmin earned 0 total points
ID: 37784674
Microsoft hotfix doesn't work. I resolved issue by saving the theme.
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

One of the features I've come to appreciate about Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is the ability to pin applications to the task bar. As useful a feature as I've found this, it does have some quirks.  For example, have you ever tried pinning an…
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

778 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question