How to change my windows logon wallpaper using group policy

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How to change my windows logon wallpaper using group policy
The wallpaper policy restriction affects desktop wallpaper at user logon. (computer image by PinkShot from

Utilising the power of the Group Policy Editor, you can protect against changes to anything on your computer. In addition to preventing changes, you can make changes within the editor. If you would like to change your desktop wallpaper and prevent users or programs from changing it, you may do so from within the Group Policy Editor.

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  1. 1

    Press the "Windows" key and "R" key simultaneously.

  2. 2

    Type "Gpedit.msc" and press "Enter." The Group Policy Editor now opens.

  3. 3

    Navigate to "User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Desktop."

  4. 4

    Double-click "Desktop" in the right pane.

  5. 5

    Double-click "Wallpaper" and click "Enabled."

  6. 6

    Type the location of your wallpaper picture in the "Wallpaper Name" field. For example, "C:\My Pictures\Wallpaper.JPG."

  7. 7

    Press "OK," then "Apply."

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