Install wallpaper for certain users

One department in my company wants their employees to have a specific wallpaper whenever they log on to their computer.  Can I have this done via logon script?  Group Policy?  They do not want the employees to have the ability to change the wallpaper.

Thanks!
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Gabriel CliftonNet AdminCommented:
This will give you two options on how to set wallpaper. Best way I think is GPO and use a .BMP file for the wallpaper.
http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/03/best-practice-using-group-policy-to-configure-desktop-wallpaper-background/
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
Hi,

You can use Group policy to set desktop wallpaper.
Create an OU for this that will enable the setting of desktop wallpaper background, add user to this OU.

The link below might help

http://deployhappiness.com/setting-the-desktop-wallpaper-background-with-group-policy/

Regards
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jmerullaAuthor Commented:
Thanks to both of you.  It looks like I need to set User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Desktop | Desktop | Desktop Wallpaper.

How can I set this for a specific set of users?  Not every department has this requirement so it does not need to be set for all users.  Also we have a remote desktop server (aka terminal server) that is used by all users.  Only the users of the affected department should have the wallpaper set to what the department head wants, the rest of us can remain as is.
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Gabriel CliftonNet AdminCommented:
You can place the group policy under the ou which contains the users / groups that you want to apply the policy and remove authenticated users and add users / groups that you want the policy to apply to.
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
As I have mentioned in my email, you will need to create OU, add the users. Then create a group policy using User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Desktop | Desktop | Desktop Wallpaper and apply this GPO to the OU to override the default or domain settings.

Regards
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jmerullaAuthor Commented:
Thanks testing with a test user in a test ou to see what happens! :-)
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