June 6th, 2003, 01:22 PM
Windows 2000 Wallpaper.
Some of the girls in here are doing a charity thing today and they all dressed up as majorettes.
I have a jpg of them in uniform which I want to set as a backgorund for the next time they log in on their machines.
I am an administrator here and have all the privilidges machine and local but does anyone know how to change the wallpaper on a users profile on a windows 2000 box or what reg keys to fudge?
June 6th, 2003, 02:21 PM
Windows 2000, you should be able to just open the image in say IE or something and right clickon it and set as wall paper. If you mean something else reply mmk?
June 6th, 2003, 02:39 PM
Yes if I right click on it while logged on as me it will set it as my wallpaper and I will get it when I log in on that machine.
What I want to do if change the wallpaper in another profile. (Not Me)(another User)
I don't want to reset that users password.
June 6th, 2003, 02:58 PM
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June 6th, 2003, 03:19 PM
you can do this on the pdc in the profiles directory i cant rememner exactly how (long time ago when i was working on windows) but it is diffently in this directory if you can figure out how will you post it here to refresh my senile memory
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June 6th, 2003, 03:26 PM
Here is how I found the registry location of my wallpaper..
Opened Regedit - Search..
For waht you are trying to do.. I suspect you won't be able to.. if 2k is same as xp .. userdat is different..
Best idea, If you know the filename of their existing wallpaper.. being admin .. you will be able to rename their existing W/P and place your new file inthere as the old W/P name..
Not much help.. sry best I can do..
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June 6th, 2003, 11:31 PM
There are no PDCs in Windows 2000. You have to create a GPO in Active Directory or alter the domian level policy. Its somewhere inside of the User Level Policies.
Originally posted here by cytex
you can do this on the pdc in the profiles directory
June 7th, 2003, 12:28 AM
If the domain has no explicit policies then the wallpaper will be where black_death indicated on the local cache of each machine the user has logged into. You can use group policy and/or the profile directory in AD user administration to create a 'roaming profile' which will load the users settings from the directory specified in the profile directory (i.e. //server/profiles/%username%/) In order for the wall paper to update correctly(each time they log in) you must remove the old locally cached profile and the group policy should be set to delete locally cached profile when user logs off. (Don't do this on a heavy traffic LAN kids)
PS. There are no PDC's in Windows 2000 and if there were, they would be commiting suicide at the gates of Redmond.
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