Let us know in the comments! The end result is a user logs in, this batch file runs and executes all the commands to give them some initial settings, including the WallPaper registry setting. So a script that replaces these files will do the trick, the files however are owned by TrustedInstaller and TrustedInstaller is the only user that has permissions to change it as well. The end result is a user logs in, this batch file runs and executes all the commands to give them some initial settings, including the WallPaper registry setting. Thanks for the info and link Mike. Something so basic and simple should not be this complicated to do.
In this , we'll walk you through the steps to restrict users from changing the current desktop background using the Local Group Policy Editor and Registry. This wouldn't be necessary if that registry key would not get wiped out. I'm wondering if I can perhaps do a 'first time run' of a batch file to set the registry value for the wallpaper when the user logs in, and then execute this command after doing that. The group policy seems ok in 1709. It works just fine using CopyProfile, but Microsoft has managed to screw up CopyProfile in Build 1709 and now I'm resorting to 'stupid pet tricks' to find a way to do what we've been doing the past 2 years using CopyProfile. .
By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. If you want to then you need to change the registry key. You can also do the same using Search box. It can be done with a simple Registry tweak. You can fix this by running a post script after the upgrade that will copy the wallpapers back into their proper place. Windows 10 offers a few ways to keep users from changing the desktop background on a computer, including using Group Policy and modifying the Registry.
None of that is possible anymore. Once you complete these steps, you don't need to restart your computer. And obviously the wallpaper doesn't come though nearly as easily! You can use my Set-Wallpaper Powershell function to apply a wallpaper. I think that's a known issue - there are a number of other threads on technet about the profile deletion process not being entirely clean. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like. There could be many good reasons you may want to prevent users from changing the desktop background on. Though the Start Menu problem with deleting the users' profile is a rather troubling problem.
There are a few minor things that don't seem to come through with using this approach of setting various registry keys versus using CopyProfile. We handle this via scripting to set the wallpaper after the shell has started and send the relevant windows message to redraw the desktop. Your background can also be set by any other app like your web browser or Bing Desktop which downloads images from the Internet. Step 2: Here, on the right-side, you can see the preview of the current desktop background. You can also tap or click the Browse button to select a photo from your computer. We simply want their initial Desktop Background to be a specific file and they can change it later if desired. Step 3: To change slideshow interval time, select a time interval from Change picture every drop-down box.
However, I saw someone reference in the comments of that article that when they applied a new build, i. We've been using CopyProfile for a long time and it works great to provide default settings, etc. Method 4 of 4 Change desktop background from web browser This method comes in handy when you come across a cool picture on the web and want to set it as desktop background in Windows 10. You must be signed in as an to specify a default desktop background. There are a great many other folks encountering this same issue, some of which aren't using a clone image at all and are just home users. Or — less desirably — that some third party finds a way around it. Fix 2 of 3 Enable changing wallpaper in Group Policy Because Group Policy is available only in Pro and Enterprise editions, this method is not applicable to Home edition.
Does it work if users are not administrators? Conclusion: Changing the login screen background is very easy and suppose because of some issues, if the option in the settings to change the login screen not working, you can try the second method by modifying the registry keys. More Resources Need more information or need some help? Step 4: Select Not Configured or Disabled to enable changing desktop background. I did verify the Default User registry key kept its' setting by running regedit after the computer comes up and I loaded the Default User profile hive and the WallPaper registry key is in fact still set in there, but for some reason new users are not inheriting this setting when they log in. This registry key will be applied when the user first log on, and deleted then. Continue at your own risk.
Hi Keith, I see you have various questions on configure user profile at once, not just the desktop. Thus, the reason I'm looking at another way to set the WallPaper when a new user logs in. Place your own custom backgrounds in the 4K folder and the img0. How can I resolve it? And since it deletes that. As for the other method, the wallpapers do get replaced after every Windows 10 feature upgrade. The file name for each of my wallpaper images is the description for that wallpaper.
The best tool I found for this was the , which worked fine on my system. After logging in this time, that user has all of the Universal Windows Programs missing from the Start Menu. Still doing testing, but hopefully this will be a functional work around in the event Microsoft does not fix CopyProfile in the next build. In Windows 10, Microsoft has partially dropped the , and when you right-click on desktop and click Personalize option, Windows 10 opens Personalization section of instead. So in theory, a new user will log in, run the shortcut that executes the batch file.
This should restore the ability to change the user lock screen. They make you jump through hoops to accomplish this. I did since find that after the user logs in and the Start Menu is all messed up now with missing all the Universal Apps, if you go through the process of deleting that user profile yet again and reboot and login as that user again, it seems the Start Menu comes back with all the Universal apps on it. Step 2: Select Slideshow option from the Background drop-down menu. Hi, Was your issue resolved? I've searched all over Google and there does appear to be third party software that allows this but I would rather avoid that. And you should be set. I also saw a few comments that this did not work on Surface Pro 3 tablets, which we have several Surface Pro tablets in our environment.