Deploy lock screen background

Hi Expert,

I want to be able to deploy lock screen background from the server. I have a sbs2011 server. I have never deployed anything so I will not have a clue where to start. can someone advise? can this even be done.

this is because it is Christmas soon and we want to change it to a themed background.

All Pc's are on the domain, all PC's are windows 7 as well if this helps.

last time I went round and changed all the backgrounds automatically and this was very long winded.

all help welcome, thank you!

Peggiegreg
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Norm DickinsonGuruCommented:
You can try this in Group Policy:
Policy > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization. Here are the policies you’re looking for:

Policy      Setting      Option
Enable Screen Saver      Enabled      
Force Specific Screen Saver      Enabled      scrnsave.scr
Password Protect Screen Saver      Enabled      
Screen Saver timeout      Enabled      Time set in seconds (900 in the example)

I found it here: https://4sysops.com/archives/set-the-default-forced-screen-saver-in-group-policy-logon-scr-in-windows-7/

Also here are some of the basics of Group Policy: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/the-enterprise-cloud/windows-small-business-server-2011-default-group-policy-configuration/

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peggiegregAuthor Commented:
I found it in the end, but now I have another question!

I have enabled all of these, but how do I set a desktop background? so this seems like I have stopped someone from changing it but I want to be able to implement a generic background to all PC's
Norm DickinsonGuruCommented:
Sure, here is an article that addresses that as well. http://www.ohoque.com/tutorial/set-default-wallpaper-or-desktop-background-with-gpo/
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peggiegregAuthor Commented:
this is not the background I want to change, I want to change the lock screen background not the desktop background. so for example when you log into the  computer at the authentication screen in windows 7, this is the picture I want to change.
peggiegregAuthor Commented:
I found this : http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/04/best-practice-how-to-use-group-policy-to-configure-windows-7-logon-ui-background-wallpaper/

but I don't understand what he is doing in step 3. where has he clicked to open this window up? I understand what hes trying to do but not how he has got to that window.
Norm DickinsonGuruCommented:
Step 3 appears to be a new registry entry, created from within group policy. If you follow the steps in this article and substitute step 5 in this article for the information provided in step 3 that you didn't understand, it should make sense.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753092.aspx
peggiegregAuthor Commented:
thanks Norm Dickinson,

you have been very helpfull
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