What is enable Active Desktop in Group Policy?

Enables Active Desktop and prevents users from disabling it. This setting prevents users from trying to enable or disable Active Desktop while a policy controls it. If you disable this setting or do not configure it, Active Desktop is disabled by default, but users can enable it.

How do I deploy Desktop background using Group Policy?

In Group Policy Management Editor Console go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Desktop. 8. On the right pane, double click on Desktop Wallpaper setting. Under Desktop wallpaper console, we have to give the fully qualified path and name of the file that stores the wallpaper image.

Where are GPO Administrative Templates?

Group polices are stored in administrative template files (ADM and ADMX files). By default, the files are stored in the following locations: ADM – C:\WINDOWS\Inf. ADMX – C:\WINDOWS\PolicyDefinitions.

How do I add ADM template to Group Policy?

To load ADM files in Group Policy Object Editor, follow these steps:

  1. Start the Group Policy Object Editor.
  2. Right-click Administrative Templates, and then click Add/Remove Templates.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Click an ADM file, and then click Open.
  5. Click Close.

How do I set Active Desktop?

Choose the Desktop tab, and then click Customize Desktop…. Click the Web tab. Under “Web pages:”, add the page that you want on your desktop and check the box next to it. This will enable the Active Desktop.

How do I set a Desktop background for all users?

How to Change Desktop Wallpaper for All Users

  1. Go to the “Start Menu” and type “Run” into the search bar.
  2. Click “User Configuration” under “User Policy.” Click “Administrative Templates”.
  3. Click “Desktop” and then “Desktop Wallpaper.” Click “Enabled.”

How do I create a wallpaper policy in Active Directory?


  1. From Active Directory, access Users and Computer.
  2. In left pane, right click on the name of your domain and choose “Properties”
  3. Click Group Policy Tab.
  4. Select Default Domain Policy and click Edit button.
  5. In left pane go to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Display.

How do I get to Administrative Templates in Windows 7?

Navigate to the Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates directory. Right-click the Administrative Templates folder and select Add/Remove Templates from the context menu. Select pcoip. adm, and click Open and then Close.

What are GPO Administrative Templates?

A Microsoft Group Policy administrative template is a file that supports the implementation of Microsoft Windows Group Policy and centralized user and machine management in Active Directory environments.