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

Posted on 2012-03-28
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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.
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by:motnahp00
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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
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by:edadmin
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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?
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by:motnahp00
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Is the black background related to RFM - product activation?
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Microsoft hotfix doesn't work. I resolved issue by saving the theme.
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