[Seattle-SAGE] Unique desktop background?

Brad Willson bwil150n at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 8 10:06:41 PDT 2005

Thanks Atom.  Unfortunately that did not solve the problem I so 
eloquently mis-stated...

This time without distractions...

I want to control the background XP users see when they log into the 
local computer instead of the domain.  They should be able to customize 
their desktop backgrounds, but only when they are logged into the domain.

Things I've tried and their results...

Specify a filename only accessible from the user's share -- did not 
work, apparently the image is cached somewhere.
Meddled with active desktop; enabled and disabled from both local and 
domain sessions -- it made no difference, but if 'disable changes' is 
enabled it provides something else to curse about.
Searched the Microsoft Knowledge Base for clues on environment 
variables...I should have known better...


Atom Powers wrote:

> (off the top of my head...)
> Local System Policy
> User Settings, Administrative Settings, Windows Components, Desktoy, 
> Enable Active Desktop features.
> On 9/4/05, *Brad Willson* < bwil150n at genetests.org 
> <mailto:bwil150n at genetests.org>> wrote:
>     The problem:
>     I want XP users to control the background when they log into the
>     local
>     computer instead of the domain.  Is there a way to do this with a
>     logon
>     script?
>     TIA
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>     Brad Willson
>     Sr. Computer Specialist
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Brad Willson
Sr. Computer Specialist
UW GeneTests, http://www.genetests.org
EM: bwil150n at u.washington.edu
W: 206.221.4674, C: 425.891.2732

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