Restricted: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\System\Wallpaper Unrestricted: HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper Restricted: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\System\Wallpaper Style Unrestricted: HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper Style Tip #4: If you don’t configured the “Wallpaper Style” registry key then users will still be able to choose their own Wallpaper Style.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).Here's a guide on doing it For the sake of completeness: To simulate Resultant Set of Policy using Group Policy Modeling Open the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).In the console tree, double-click the forest in which you want to create a Group Policy Modeling query, right-click Group Policy Modeling , and then click Group Policy Modeling Wizard .But on the day that you change the desktop wallpaper ever computer and/or user will try to download the new wallpaper all at once. Use Group Policy Preferences File Extension and copy the file down to the local computer.Using the File Extension to copy the file to the local hard drive means the file will be copied to the local hard drive making obviously available at all times.
Now that you know the many options for configuring the Desktop Wallpaper via Group Policy the next thing you should consider is where is the wallpaper being stored.
TIP #3: If you configure this setting you will need to wait for the user to logoff the computer before the background is updated.
As I mention in Method #1 all the Administrative Template “Desktop Wallpaper” does is configure the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\System REG_SZ “Wallpaper” key.
I shared the folder over the network using share and storage management.
I configured the desktop wallpaper settings in the following order: on the server and logged off and logged in, but still no wallpaper. What happens when you try to browse the shared folder from the client? Is your created GP object linked to your OU an is it marked as active? There are so many things that could be the culprit.