I have a group policy that sets the lock screen background on Windows 8 and prevents users from changing it.

It worked well for a while but recently it stopped functioning, and now the "Seattle" image is displayed on the lock screen. I have checked that the policy is not overwritten by anything else multiple times but I have made changes to other policies during this time.

Could it be affected by other policies? How can this be resolved.

  • Does the output of gpresult /h show your custom background? – Greg Askew Sep 14 '13 at 12:44
  • @GregAskew Thanks for your interest Greg. It does not unfortunately... – user189944 Sep 14 '13 at 13:22
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    Ok, so your group policy setting is obviously not in effect. In the gpresult html report, check the Applied GPO's and Denied GPO's to see if it is listed. You also need to provide more information such as where the GPO is linked, and if you followed the steps here: support.microsoft.com/kb/2787100 – Greg Askew Sep 14 '13 at 14:07
  • @GregAskew My bad! I forgot to run it with administrative privileges. Yes the settings are clearly visible within the output. I also checked that the image path is correct. And yes, I used that KB article to base my policies. The GPO is linked right under an OU containing the workstations. I suspect it has something to do with lock screen image caching... maybe a recent update? – user189944 Sep 14 '13 at 17:03

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