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How to set Lock Screen and Desktop Background Windows 10

Hi - I understand that the  Windows 10 Lockscreen GPO doesnt work on Windows 10 Pro?


If I wanted to have the Lock Screen and Desktop Background  Image changed and deployed via the GPO what is the best way for Windows 10 Clients on a Domain?


Tried using the GPO but then realised that they stopped it working for W10 Pro


Any ideas?


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Have you tried finding the GPO Registry setting and applying it via GPP Registry items? That might work
The Registry path for lock screen is HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization\LockScreenImage, and the one for desktop background is HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\Wallpaper. If you set these using Group Policy Preferences Registry items, you may find that you can enforce them on Windows 10 Pro.
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Will give that a go and come back to you
I generally defer to Mr. Rankin... but:

Shouldn't you use HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop for Wallpaper/WallpaperStyle on Pro?

For LockScreen image on Pro, this is what I've used in the past: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/20f8fdf0-cfb4-45bc-bb35-3c002efe60b1/registry-key-to-change-default-lock-screen-background-image-in-windows-10
I looked up the setting for Lock Screen and am fairly sure it seemed to be a Computer setting rather than User, but if the HKCU works as well then that's a perfectly legitimate approach :-)
And I may have been looking at Enterprise settings, so your point is well made.
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Interesting. The Personalization CSP is also documented as not working on Pro.
Oddly I read it works for Pro (CSP).

Crazy that theres mixed messaging from MS