How to set a Windows 7 workstation to a default Windows 7 desktop back ground when user logs in.

Hi

We have Windows 2012 DC  and windows 7 workstation. When the users log in for the first time I would like them to have the default  Windows 7 back ground on their desktop as the snapshot file attached.
If they don't like the default Windows 7 back ground , I would like them to set their own desktop wall paper and this wall paper must remain same even if they log off and log into the same PC again.
Is this possible to achieve, if so please post me step by step tutorials to set up.

Thanks  in advance and any help will be great.
Windows-7-default-desktop.jpg
lianne143Asked:
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ReeceICT ConsultantCommented:
If you already have a GPO used for the desktops, right-click the GPO in the Group Policy Management Console and choose Edit.
The Group Policy Management Editor will open for the policy you had selected.

Expand User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop.
Click Desktop.
Double-click Desktop Wallpaper.
Enable this setting.
The wallpaper name should be set to either local path of the image or it can be UNC path (eg. %SystemRoot%\Web\Wallpaper\whicheverimage.jpg or \\DC-SVR\IT-Data\Background\Windows-7-default-desktop.jpg).
Set the wallpaper style as Fill which will work best for most screens.
Click Apply and OK.

You need to apply this group policy to the user group.  It is ONLY applicable to domain users.  
If you are looking to apply the same policy to computers use a Loopback GPO setting (see https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/231287/loopback-processing-of-group-policy).

The users will need to log out then back in for the GPO to take effect.
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ReeceICT ConsultantCommented:
Wait - when I re-read your question, it sounds like you want the first login to use the default Windows 7 background.  And users can change the background to whatever they like and have it remain set even after reset.  Is this correct?
If so, this is the default setting for Windows 7 with no GPO's applied...  You won't need to change a thing!

Or am I missing something?
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