I'm logged on as the Administrator and want to set a specific wallpaper image for all users. I've done it before on 2003 Server but forget where. I think it was somewhere inside the Local Security Policy manager but I can't find it. Does anyone know where to enable the active desktop then set the wallpaper?

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run gpedit.msc

Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Desktop

Active Desktop settings are under here.

Double click Desktop Wallpaper, select Enabled, Type in the path to your jpg/or bmp file under Wallpaper Name.

  • I did this, but I still see no wallpaper even after loggin off and logging back in. Apr 22, 2015 at 17:21

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