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GPO for Desktop Background

GPO for Desktop Background

I have a wallpaper image in the path below:
\\DC1\Myshare\wall.png

I have set up GPO and linked it to an OU where a user Wuser is located .
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However when I login to a computer with Wuser account , I do not see the wall paper I was supposed to see. Though from the computer where I logged on as Wuser I can browse and open the file  \\DC1\Myshare\wall.png
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Any help on this ?

Thank you
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Sean BravenerSenior Information Technology Consultant
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Commented:
silly question.  have you done gpupdate /force?

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I did Gpupdate /Force, logged off and logged back in
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did't notice the first time I looked but user policies do not play nicely in a domain.  you need to enable the loopback policy to enable user policies from the domain to override local policy.
here is an article on it.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/231287/loopback-processing-of-group-policy

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from the computer I logged on as Wuser, I ran gpresult /R and it seems like the GPO is applied as indicated by the red arrow on the screenshot:
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I did this as you suggested. but still did not help.
Locate Administrative Templates, click System, click Group Policy, and then enable the Loopback Policy option.

Though the way I did it it should have worked as the GPO has been applied to user as show in the screenshot I posted

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The way I got it resolved was:
 first the initial Wallpaper image , was .png  extension,  then I replaced it with . jpeg , however in the path I put it this way :
\\DC1\Myshare\wall.jpeg

Then I changed the extension from jpeg to .jpg

I run gpupdate /force , and was able to see the Wallpaper

So there is no Loopback processing needed

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Thank you.


The way I got it resolved was:
 first the initial Wallpaper image , was .png  extension,  then I replaced it with . jpeg , however in the path I put it this way :
\\DC1\Myshare\wall.jpeg

Then I changed the extension from jpeg to .jpg

I run gpupdate /force , and was able to see the Wallpaper

So there is no Loopback processing needed