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Can someone walk me thru what I need to do to set up group policy so that all my users will have the same login background on their workstation.

Read a bit on going to User Configuration > Windows Settings > Files  but then I am not sure what I need to put where to set it up.  

Or am I  in the wrong area.
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We have the desktop wallpaper already set.   I am wanting to create a standard look for the login background.
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Maybe I jumped the gun.....   I should read more FIRST....   LOL
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Ok....This may be a very dumb question.    I am trying to learn.   When creating the NEW FILE and there is a source and destination file....I am putting the source where I have saved the jpg file for the background and that is on the network.   What do I put as destination?    How do I get it to apply it to the local computer.   If I put C:\Users\Public\Pictures as shown.....won't that put it on the C drive of my server???
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Giovanni Heward earned 1500 total points
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For the background login graphic, see my post here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_7/Q_28274350.html

You'll need to make the registry change on, and copy your background JPG to, the users local machine.  This script will get you closer.

@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
if not exist "%windir%\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds" md "%windir%\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds"
copy /b /v /y "\\server.domain.local\share\path\backgroundDefault.jpg" "%windir%\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds\."
if exist "%windir%\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds\backgroundDefault.jpg"	(
	reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background /v OEMBackground /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
) else (
	echo Error: backgroundDefault.jpg not found, locally.
	pause
)

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Bearing in mind:
...the actual file size of backgroundDefault.jpg cannot exceed 256 KB [and] you'll want to use an image whose dimensions match the screen resolution that you are using.

Here's a helpful app:
http://www.julien-manici.com/windows_7_logon_background_changer/
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by:bankwest
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I like the background changer.....

Thanks for the tip
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