We are currently working on our AD infrustructure, but do not have this in place currently.  So please no advice about doing any changes through GPO.

We want to replace the existing desktop background image (.BMP) and screensaver (.SCR) on all of our users.  I don't know if file sync is a good option, but I did test to see if it would transfer a file to a particular folder, which worked for me the first time, but didnt work for me the second time around.  Anyways, file syncs unpredictable.  

Can anyone provide me a better method of accomplishing this task?

Thanks in advance!


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you can push the policy key that a GPO would normally set.  On one machine use gpedit.msc, set and then export that key, push it to all the others with a script.

Answered 03/13/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • I want to replace the current file with a new file, therefore I don't see the GPO export list would help me.
    • You could use a script. Add the new file as a dependent file and have the script copy the file to the correct location on the drive.
  • if you just try to replace the current wallpaper it will not work correcty in windows 7. thet use a transiant wallpaper that is copy of the sorce in each users profile.
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