Stale GPO

I have a GPO for the users desktops.  This includes settings to lock down the machine. Within that I have a setting for the wallpaper background.  This includes a setting for the wallpaper.  ITs directed to C:\Pics\CurrentWellingtonDesktop_1024.gif.  I changed the wallpaper a different background but left the name the same.  Now when I try to use it the background is black.  IT's not displaying the new wallpaper on my desktop.  Also if you look in the themes and the desktop background it's showing up but the screen is black.  Any suggestions
WellingtonISAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Have you tried refreshing your backgroup desktop? Also have you tried to logout and log back in, or even reboot the machine?

Have you make sure that your image is the same file type and demensions as the original one?

Will.
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
I tried, rebooting. Shutting down. gpupdate /force, gpupdate /sync
Everything is exactly the same
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If you change the wall papber back to the original does it change back properly? Does this happen for all machines?

Will.
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
No and I"m only testing this on 1 machine right now.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You should also apply this GPO to another machine to make sure that it isn't just your machine acting up.

Will
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joinaunionCommented:
Which of the following in this tutorial are you doing?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/62048-desktop-background-specify-prevent-change.html

Can you try renaming the extension to .jpg
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
Maybe but the background that I'm trying to use reads the computer name - it gets put in the themes in app data.  It will apply is you manually put it there it's just not working with a GPO.  I"m not sure what the issue is.  I"m going to try another machine.
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
I have this setup in a GPO. The background has embedded in the picture the phone number for the  help desk and Computer Name =%computername%. It get loaded into a folder called PICS and in themes too.  I have a gpo that points to that pic folder and picture.  The problem is I'm getting a black screen. But If I change the wallpaper to just text written it works fine?  The use has no rights on the machine.  I think this is an issue with the file and not the GPO
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Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
What you describe sounds like a problem in Windows 7, which does have a hotfix available.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/977944
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
Tried installing that but it's no applicable to the PC I'm on.
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Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
Okay, on the assumption that the problem still exists in Windows 7, but a later patch superseded the hotfix, and the underlying problem hasn't been addressed.  Working from Workaround section of the same article -- have you been able to confirm whether the GPO is updating the Wallpaper entry in the registry (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop) ?  If it is not, confirm that manually modifying that value does correctly display the wallpaper.  If that does work, change the GPO to modify the registry on the Windows 7 machines which are exhibiting the issue?
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
Well I can say this... If I put a blank blue background via my GPO policy it works no problem.  When the script writes to the background it's putting the computer name %computername% and text for our help desk.  You can see the background image in the themes and the txt shows up.  The only way to have the txt display on the background is to put the image in manually.  I have over 1000 machines that's not an option.

This is the script
copy "\\server\share\share\convertimage\DesktopJobs\CurrentWallpaper.gif" "c:\" /y


\\wserver\Share\share\share\convert.exe\convert.exe c:\CurrentWallpaper.gif +repage -fill yellow -font "C:\Windows\fonts\verdanab.ttf" -pointsize 30 -gravity "North" -draw "text 1,110 'Computer Name = %computername%'" c:\CurrentWallpaper.gif

\\wserver\Share\share\share\convert.exe c:\CurrentWallpaper.gif +repage -fill yellow -font "C:\Windows\fonts\verdanab.ttf" -pointsize 30 -gravity "North" -draw "text 1,150 'HELP DESK PHONE NUMBER: 1111'" c:\CurrentWallpaper.gif


IF NOT EXIST "c:\PICS" MKDIR "c:\PICS"

copy "c:\CurrentWallpaper.gif" "c:\PICS" /y




del /f /q "c:\CurrentWallpaper.gif"


IF I run rsop.msc the policy is 100% there but yet its a black screen background.  I'm tried everything that I could find on the web and there is no rhyme or reason this isn't working.
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joinaunionCommented:
Are you doing this for all 1000 machines? Are they all windows 7 same versions?
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
Some are 64 bit and some are 32 bit but basically yes they are the same.  What I discovered and can't explain is in the user directory app data roaming Microsoft Windows Themes - transcodedWallpaper.jpg.  This file is not changing and I think this could be my issue.  I'm not sure why it's not changing but If I manually change it then it works?  If I use a different background(Wallpaper) it changes fine.  So this is still a mystery.
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
OK I FINALLY figured this out.  The issue was how the actual picture was being saved.  Once I determined that a blank picture worked without any issue.  I then added the writting after the policy took place.  Once I did that it was fine.  So The way it was working was I was copying to picture to the root of C then adding the text and them moving it to the folder specified in the gpo. I changed that to just putting the picture in the folder and them adding the text.
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joinaunionCommented:
Good job.
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
I figured this out on my own.
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