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Desktop Background will not stay

by santas lil helper / February 10, 2011 10:35 PM PST

I created a new image using Win XP Pro (32bit)and made my profile the default user profile on a stand alone computer. My profile includes our company logo as the desktop background. My user account has full admin rights. When a user with non-admin rights logs in - the logo does not appear as the desktop background. When I go to display properties and click on desktop, the company logo is selected as the background. The apply button is greyed out but once I hit OK the logo appears on the desktop. The logo remains for the user even after logging off or rebooting the pc. However, if I delete the user's profile and they log back in the logo disappears once again.
Any user account with admin rights sees the logo, those without admin rights don't. The logo file is a .jpg and it's stored in C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper.
Any idea how I can get the logo to show up for all users?

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 11, 2011 4:43 AM PST

But if this was my job I'd examine permissions of that folder for a start.

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Fix the permissions then ...
by Edward ODaniel / February 11, 2011 8:53 AM PST

while logged on with Admin credentials, put a copy of the picture named Wallpaper1.bmp located in YOUR profile - C:\Documents and Settings\your user name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Wallpaper1.bmp - into the same location for all other users. Also put a copy in the same folder in the Default User profile.

NOTE that that is a BMP picture so copy the one that is in YOUR PROFILE at that location.

Now in the registry open the key HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop In the window on the right you have two string values (REG_SZ) named OriginalWallpaper and Wallpaper and currently they have no data values. Give each a value of C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Wallpaper1.bmp

Now in the same key you need to create a new REG_SZ value named ConvertedWallpaper and assign it a data value of C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper\name-of-your-picture.jpg

That should do it but if it doesn't you may have to add one more REG_BINARY value named ConvertedWallpaper Last WriteTime with a data value of 16 49 93 CF F7 46 CB 01 - don't add this unless you have to.

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Ok. I found it.
by santas lil helper / February 12, 2011 1:27 PM PST

The file I was using was .jpg. Apparently Windows XP works best with wallpaper in .bmp format.

I found an online file converter and selected mylogo.bmp instead of mylogo.jpg as the wallpaper and it shows up now for everyone that logs in.

Thanks for your help.

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