So, we are in an Windows Active Directory environment and we want to deploy the same wallpaper for all the users in the domain.
First, we need the create a share, readable by all the users, and put the wallpaper image inside that share. The share can be on the DC itself or on another domain-joined server.
Next step, we go to the DC, open Group Policy Management, select the domain and create a new GPO:
We give a name to the GPO and save it. Next, we right click on the newly created GPO and select Edit:
In the editor, we navigate to User Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – Desktop – Desktop:
- indicate the path and the name of the image
- enable the policy
Click OK and we’re done.
Note that it will take a log off / log on cycle on the client pc to see the policy in action.
The policy can be further customized according to some specific needs, but the basics are here.