Solved

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

Posted on 2012-03-28
7
1,620 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

What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

Join & Write a Comment

I found out last night windows update has a problem regarding 4 latest updates that fail.  The way to get all 4 them installed is install sp1 first and restart then one by one with a resart in between as they fail every time if all the four updates …
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to change your appearance and customize your Windows 7 interface to your unique preference. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

744 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now