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GPO active desktop wallpaper does not work on windows 7 [message #402301] Mon, 01 March 2010 04:57 Go to next message
Harmjan Olthoff  is currently offline Harmjan Olthoff
Messages: 3
Registered: March 2010
Junior Member
Maby someone here can help me.

I manage the system for a small business with 2003 server and XP clients.
I use a GPO for the wallpaper (active desktop .htm file).
On XP this runs very fine however I now am testing Windows 7 and I cannot
get the GPO to work.

I have found this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977944 and
installed the hotfix, this did not help.
I also used the workaround registry edit but this also makes no difference.

I keep getting the black desktop and can localy edit everything but with the
same user on an XP machine the GPO wors fine (with correct wallpaper and all
restrictions to keep people from changing it "on").

anyone maby a suggestion for me?
Re: GPO active desktop wallpaper does not work on windows 7 [message #402340 is a reply to message #402301] Mon, 01 March 2010 06:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pbbergs  is currently offline pbbergs  United States
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Have you verified that the .htm resides locally on the Win7 clients? Can
you try and apply a jpg file to see if that works?

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"Harmjan Olthoff" <HarmjanOlthoff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:0ED459C3-03A3-4536-A0FD-92450E8A625C@microsoft.com...
> Maby someone here can help me.
>
> I manage the system for a small business with 2003 server and XP clients.
> I use a GPO for the wallpaper (active desktop .htm file).
> On XP this runs very fine however I now am testing Windows 7 and I cannot
> get the GPO to work.
>
> I have found this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977944 and
> installed the hotfix, this did not help.
> I also used the workaround registry edit but this also makes no
> difference.
>
> I keep getting the black desktop and can localy edit everything but with
> the
> same user on an XP machine the GPO wors fine (with correct wallpaper and
> all
> restrictions to keep people from changing it "on").
>
> anyone maby a suggestion for me?
Re: GPO active desktop wallpaper does not work on windows 7 [message #403026 is a reply to message #402340] Tue, 02 March 2010 01:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Harmjan Olthoff  is currently offline Harmjan Olthoff
Messages: 3
Registered: March 2010
Junior Member
The .htm file is located on the server, this path was also set in registry.
Ive tried .jpg (in an exact same group policy) and that works just fine.
It's only the .htm file that wont work in win7.

"Paul Bergson [MVP-DS]" wrote:

> Have you verified that the .htm resides locally on the Win7 clients? Can
> you try and apply a jpg file to see if that works?
>
> --
> Paul Bergson
> MVP - Directory Services
> MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSci
> 2008, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4
> Microsoft's Thrive IT Pro of the Month - June 2009
>
> http://www.pbbergs.com
>
> Please no e-mails, any questions should be posted in the NewsGroup This
> posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
> "Harmjan Olthoff" <HarmjanOlthoff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:0ED459C3-03A3-4536-A0FD-92450E8A625C@microsoft.com...
> > Maby someone here can help me.
> >
> > I manage the system for a small business with 2003 server and XP clients.
> > I use a GPO for the wallpaper (active desktop .htm file).
> > On XP this runs very fine however I now am testing Windows 7 and I cannot
> > get the GPO to work.
> >
> > I have found this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977944 and
> > installed the hotfix, this did not help.
> > I also used the workaround registry edit but this also makes no
> > difference.
> >
> > I keep getting the black desktop and can localy edit everything but with
> > the
> > same user on an XP machine the GPO wors fine (with correct wallpaper and
> > all
> > restrictions to keep people from changing it "on").
> >
> > anyone maby a suggestion for me?
>
>
> .
>
RE: GPO active desktop wallpaper does not work on windows 7 [message #403743 is a reply to message #402301] Wed, 03 March 2010 00:56 Go to previous message
Harmjan Olthoff  is currently offline Harmjan Olthoff
Messages: 3
Registered: March 2010
Junior Member
Ive tried to set everything local but it still won't work.
Even when I want to set it manualy it fails.

Seems that Windows does not support active desktop anymore, epic fail?

"Harmjan Olthoff" wrote:

> Maby someone here can help me.
>
> I manage the system for a small business with 2003 server and XP clients.
> I use a GPO for the wallpaper (active desktop .htm file).
> On XP this runs very fine however I now am testing Windows 7 and I cannot
> get the GPO to work.
>
> I have found this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977944 and
> installed the hotfix, this did not help.
> I also used the workaround registry edit but this also makes no difference.
>
> I keep getting the black desktop and can localy edit everything but with the
> same user on an XP machine the GPO wors fine (with correct wallpaper and all
> restrictions to keep people from changing it "on").
>
> anyone maby a suggestion for me?
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