Active Directory - WallPaper Assign to All the AD users

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What is the best way to deploy the Active Directory all the users to apply the wallpaper  . And also let me know the best way to apply to only to IT department for Testing  
Is there  any way we can set the  5 desktop wallpapers to rotate automatically all the 5days
size of the desktop wallpaper size is 68 kb -79 kb

Note  : I have notice that  the  group  policy not advisable   to  apply to default GPO  ? we let me know the best practice

I have all the wallpapers in jpg format .
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I'd create a new policy for it, then apply it to only the group you want tested on. You could go to the next level and use item level targeting too. perhaps create a group which determines who gets the background - then you can do a few different backgrounds for different departments etc..

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I have created group policy and link to the it department . but wallpaper is not applying . Any reason for that   .rsop.msc  indicating my new setting on the result but physically not visible when I Login to the domain
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my client PC is running windows 8.1 and server 20018 r2 . I have applied the wallpaper and but not working with the client . Any idea ? need any hotfix to installed ?
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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.
Top Expert 2015
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\\server\Shares\Wallpapers  (Allow Read Access for all Users)
create a GPO in desired OU
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Desktop > Desktop Wallpaper

\\server\Shares\Wallpapers\Wallpaper1.jgp
fill
gpupdate /force

automatically changing for 5 days is also possible but it can done with Scheduling Task for every day.
you have to execute a .bat file with task scheduler daily at server startup or 8 AM.

if 5 wallpapers are listed in the folder '\\server\share\wallpapers' as wallpaper1.jpg wallpaper2.jpg ......
so the bat file just rename the wallpaper1.jpg to wallpaper.jpg each day and your GPO point to that wallpaper.jpg as default wallpaper.

example:
mondaywal.bat
rename d:\shares\wallpapers\wallpaper1.jpg wallpaper.jpg

tuewall.bat
rename d:\shares\wallpapers\wallpaper2.jpg wallpaper.jpg
cur

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\\server\Shares\Wallpapers  (Allow Read Access for all Users)

I have done every thing except all users . I have given authenticated users as read . Do I have to give access to Domain\users as well . Anyway I can access the set path from the client machine . but still client PC will load with the black background . when I check with the client PC , I can see the  set wallpaper in the local client pc under personalized wallpapers section  .     I have applied that manually and restart the client PC . then it will go back to the old blank black background
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.
Top Expert 2015
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Run "gpresult /v >>c:\gp.txt"  at client PC
but it seems the Registry key [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WallPaper] is missing and caused this problem.
please create a String Value [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WallPaper] on client and try to set wallpaper.
or
consider
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/977944
cur

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I will try this too . but issue is all the users in that OU and no one get that wallpaper
we have  windows 7 /8 /10 users in that  OU
cur

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The "Desktop Wallpaper" Group Policy setting is not applied in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

Article only for windows 7 and server 2008 R2
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution Architect
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If the group policies are not applying then you need to make sure that security filtering is set properly. You also need to make sure that you are linking the GPO to the correct OU where the users reside.

If you have done that and they are still not getting the policy you need to log in as that user and run rsop.msc on the client machine. This will show you all of the policies are being applied.

Will.
cur

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I have 6 users in the above  OU and 3 of the users getting my new wallpaper . Including my PC not getting that wallpaper  . Any reason for that ?

I have realized some big issue with applying new   policy setting will take longer generally
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.
Top Expert 2015
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please consider attached pics.
t1.jpg
t2.jpg
cur

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windows 10 pcs only same OU and both Pcs not getting new GPO based Desktop wall paper . my PC running windiows 8.1 and can see the RSOP result as newly assign path  . But it didn't appear on the PC
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.
Top Expert 2015

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add read rights for domain\users in NTFS Permissions on that folder too
cur

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I have given read and execute / list folder content and read permission

Still the same
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.
Top Expert 2015

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have you tried to access the location in server in which .jpg exist ?
\\server\Shares\Wallpapers

the DC administrator and all domain users should have access to that location

try to access that location from DC and from the client as well
cur

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Both the location can access path . Do you thing this due to any service Pack Issue  . thing is windows 8.1 PCs also getting this problem .
cur

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permission and RSOP as the same in my case too
cur

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what is the best way to deploy  the wallpaper for following requirement wise

different wallpaper  for each define UO -I have create separate GPO and link to each respective OU ?

Same wallpaper for all the users in the domain -  create one GPO and link to all the OUs ?  or Can I change the default GPO : please advice me on this .

How to disable the link GPO from the OU level - un tick the  "Link Enable "
Manager I.T.
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Most of the times we organize OU structure as Department wise, this simplest theme always works like a charm for your first requirement.

Refer to the attachment, when organizing ADUC its better to make Additional OU for your site/domain. In this way we can easily apply GPO on all Users or PCs in one shot.

Disable inheritance and filtering can be done for specifying objects.
when we create a GPO and link that in any OU, the GPO just literraly link to the OU. Like if we make shortcut on our desktop of a executable file which is in program files or any where so the shortcut just link which execute that executable. Similarly OUs are in Group Policy Objects folder in AD and the link works like a shortcut in OUs.
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The computer that are not getting the wallpaper will work  , when I log in to the computer new domain user . I have tested that on the few pcs that are label as not working ,  now it is working with that way  . How can we resolve that issue  ?  is there any way we can update the local PC caching Issue

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