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we have new tablets of windows with win 8 , I can see GPO copying the files e.g Desktop Background but desktop background not showing.

Pleae advise
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Copy the file locally, set it to be the background manually - does that work? Fine.
Now set another picture as background and try to override that using a local GPO - does that work?
If yes, undo that local GPO and now again try to set it using a domain GPO.
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Windows 8 - Changing Your Lock and Login Screens
Sorry , actually I want to change Login Screen background. In windows 7 we are copying image on %windir%\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\BackgroundDefault.jpg and it is working .

In windows 8  - Tablet i can see GPO is copying the image but not applying.

Please advise
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I already did advise. Please complete those steps and feedback.
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McKnif

I changed the local GPO but not working, Can you please check in which folder I need to copy the image to
change lock screen windows 8 64 bit.
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I just able to do on standalone pc , manually by following this link
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/personalize-pc-tutorial

I want to apply same with GPO , please advise
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I got it.
What works is if you use the combination of
Force a specific default lock screen image
Prevent changing lock screen image
(both at the same place in the GPO)

That way, even if the user has set a non-default picture, the GPO overwrites it and the new one becomes active. Tested succesfully.
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I dont have   Force a specific default lock screen image in GPO, please advise
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Look at http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrdogs/archive/2012/11/20/set-windows-8-lock-screen-image-kb2770917.aspx
This you "have" on any win8.1 system and on any server 2012.
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Dear McKnife , I have windows 2008 R2 domain Controller , Plz advise
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No problem. Take a win8.1 workstation, preferably your own. Install RSAT http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39296
With RSAT, you have a local GPMC. The GPMC can be used to connect remotely to your 2008 R2 domain controller - that's a common practice for administration, by the way.

Now, you'll see all possible policies that are win8.1/2012 server exclusive and it will work.
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I installed RSAT for windows 8.1 but still don't have Force a specific default lock screen image

Plz advise
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What did you do? If I do the same (8.1 with RSAT, GPMC connected to 2008 R2), I have it.
So may I ask if you did not connect to your server from 8.1 but instead looked at the server?
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I found on internet that i need to install kb2770917 , i tired alot o install it bit failed error: System not applicable for this update
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kb2770917 is not for 8.1 but for 8. 8.1 doesn't need it.
Again: I doubt that you do just as advised because I do the same and it works.
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Dear McKnife , i cant able to get GPO option :

Finally i have edited regedit to do this.

first I am copying file from server to this location C:\WIndows\web\screen\BackgroundDefault.jpg and than creating Registry item (Key path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization\LockScreenImage)

It works,

By the way many thanks for all you help.
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Sorry, but is it possible that you did not use the GPMC on win8.1?
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Finally i have edited regedit to do this.

first I am copying file from server to this location C:\WIndows\web\screen\BackgroundDefault.jpg and than creating Registry item (Key path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization\LockScreenImage)

It works,

By the way many thanks for all you help.
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