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We want everyone on the Windows Domain to have the same desktop background. This is set up in a Group Policy. This works great in Windows XP but the Windows 7 machines display a black background.

I have re-created the Group Policy, done various tests with different types and sizes of files Enabling and Disabling Active Desktop. I have researched and tried some options and patches from Microsoft as well.

Any idea what I can try or even how to determine the problem?

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What does RSoP say about your Win7 machines? –  HopelessN00b Jun 17 '12 at 18:07
    
RSoP does display the correct details for the Desktop Wallpaper Policy. –  Shawn Gradwell Jun 18 '12 at 6:26

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Known issue, however this should have been resolved in SP1:

The "Desktop Wallpaper" Group Policy setting is not applied in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977944

https://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2009/11/20/windows-7-rtm-issue-with-group-policy-enforced-wallpaper.aspx

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I have created the Registry item in a test Group Policy and asked the on-site technician to test. –  Shawn Gradwell Jun 18 '12 at 6:26
    
Test not working. If I manually enter the registry details I still get a black background. –  Shawn Gradwell Jun 19 '12 at 9:41
    
Running more tests on a test machine. –  Shawn Gradwell Jun 19 '12 at 9:43

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