Set theme in Windows Server 2008 from GPO RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I am not sure whether i post it to right place. If not ,please tell me the right group.

    I want to set a customized theme to my windows server 2008 system for all users.

    I found one solution from the link.


    But there's one problem, how to convert .theme from .msstyles.

    I enabled the "Load a specific visual style file or force Windows Classic" from [User Configuration\policies\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display\Desktop Themes] that the theme cannot be used as normal due to my theme file is .theme.

    So how can i do?

    I also tried another method.

    Enable the desktop wallpaper from[User Configuration\policies\Administrative Templates\Desktop\Desktop\] , but due to the picture is too large that the desktop only can show part of them, and i also do not know how to make all the users to use the same desktop.

    Thanks so much!



    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:34 AM

All replies

  • Is there anyone who can help me?

    Today i cannot set wallpaper directly from GPO and registry.

    I mean if i set the wallpaper from GPO[User Configuration\policies\Administrative Templates\Desktop\Desktop\], then log off and log in again, the wallpaper cannot be showed.

    I also tried to set the wallpaper from registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop, then reboot the server, the wallpaper cannot be showed too...

    I don't know why...

    And after my testing, these 2 places won't impact each other ... 

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 7:03 AM
  • I found the root cause.

    First, the setting in GPO could take effect.

    But i used RDP to connect server, the default RDP setting disabled the wallpaper save on bandwidth/reduce latency. .

    I used HP ilo to open the desktop, the setting was there.

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 8:07 AM