I am attempting to force a specific theme to all machines in my network. I know that the GPO "Load a Specific Theme" in:
User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Personalization
Is meant to be for first login only, however i need to be able to do this for all current users. The main goal is to change the colour of the toolbar/window objects to something other than the default.
This is what i have tried:
- Created the theme on a PC, exported it and extracted the
.themefile and used GPO to transfer this file to the users PC under
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes. This makes it show up in the themes list on the Personalization screen however i have disabled the ability for the user to change these settings at this point. Then using the Load a Specific Theme point to the
.themefile within the directory above but this has no effect.
- Attempted to edit the registry keys:
HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\Colorswith no effect again even on restart.
I am pulling my hair out here and every other Group Policy is applying and working except for this one, i would really appreciate any help on this. Thanks!
The custom theme shows up in the personalization screen but does not apply