Wallpaper not updating in domain
However the File Extensions options also has the advantage of being able to updated the file during each group policy refresh.This way the computer gets the updated wallpaper without having to logoff or reboot the computer and you avoid slamming the network in the morning when all the computers turn on.Windows 7 Thread, [SOLUTION] Black Desktop Image after applying Desktop Image via Group Policy in Technical; In Windows 7, group policy that is set to change the users desktop image, can on some occassions be rendered ... Windows 7 (sp1) domain users logging onto the domain, users receive a black wallpaper.This is particularly obvious when someone logs on with a laptop not connected LAN.So the obviously question is how do you make sure that file that the desktop wallpaper uses is always available and easily accessible?HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop Double-click the WALLPAPER registry entry.
If you chose the restricted registry keys to configured the wallpaper then ensure you also select the “Replace” action and “Remove this item when it is no longer applied” common option is selected (see below).
As you can seen in the screen shots of the administrative template Desktop Wallpaper that they use the example of a UNC path. TIP #5: DONT EVER USE A UNC PATH FOR A DESKTOP WALLPAPER… Simple put using a UNC path puts a lot of stress on network as it has to download file every time the wallpaper is loaded.
It also means that if the network path cannot be contacted when the user logs on all they will get is a black background wallpaper.
TIP #1: If you are running Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 pre-Service Pack 1 you will need to install hotfix for this setting to work.
TIP #2: If you are configuring this setting I recommend that you use the “Fill” Wallpaper Style as this will work best with most screen resolutions (especially on Windows 7).
Pro’s Desktop and is straight forward to configure as all you have to do is specify the explicit local path or a UNC to the image you want displayed as the desktop wallpaper (see below).