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Desktop background on guest account

I have guest account on Windows 2008 server. I wish to have the background displaying pictures from My Pictures. No problem doing this on regular account but unable to do this on Guest account.
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Norm DickinsonGuruCommented:
The default guest account has a number of limitations built in for security purposes. I don't recommend that you use it for anything at all, and feel that most installations are better off by disabling the account instead of allowing access. You may be further ahead to create a custom guest user account with a similar name, say, Company-Guest, and then create the exact permissions that you want, being sure to check your group policy permissions before handing out the password. Then the system will treat this account more like a user and less like a guest. You can even take this one step further and create a group policy for guests, and create more than one guest account for different purposes or different guests as needed. This can help with logging and tracking activities, should they become necessary.
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scriven_jCommented:
The Guest account is designed not to remember personalisation as it essentially resets each time it has been used.

However, as tqfdotus suggests, it is good practice to disable it:-

http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/permissions/windows-guest-account-best-practices
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soffcecManagerAuthor Commented:
I know Guest is not expected to remember anything, but is it not possible for Administrator to put background to the Guest account who the Guest will remember ?
I want to have background picture slide show all the time (The computer is in hotel)
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scriven_jCommented:
You could try setting it in registry.  I don't have time to test this right now though, so backup registry before changing it:-

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-prevent-users-from-changing-desktop-wallpaper-in-windows/
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Norm DickinsonGuruCommented:
My advice is to just create a new account for use as the guest account and save yourself a lot of hassle - this is just the first problem you have run into so far, trying to use the guest account, not the last. There are a lot of other issues which will present themselves over time as people actually start to use the account and you want to do other things to customize it. So you can create a different account now, once, and start to use it without any problems, or you can find ways to work past all of the built-in issues that exist with the default guest account and in the end, resort to doing what I am advising anyway due to the problems you keep running into. But the choice is yours - we are just here to give advice, not to make you take it. My experience is that the guest account is not worth trying to configure, and that doing so normally opens security holes that are completely unanticipated but easily exploited by those who have access to your computers, which it sounds like could be just about anyone in a hotel lobby.
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soffcecManagerAuthor Commented:
I agree with making new user. But it is necessary the the User forget all about the User activity when he log out. This is not the case with normal user so I have to do something about it.
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scriven_jCommented:
I think the registry trick will do it.  Give it a go.
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