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									     Procedure for Setting the Desktop Wallpaper and
            Preventing Changes by Students

Group Policy is a feature of Windows Server 2003 that provides centralized
management and configuration of computers and remote users in an Active Directory
environment. By using Group Policy, an administrator can set up a user environment to
meet their security needs. The following steps will demonstrate how to set the desktop
wallpaper image by editing the StudentsSecurityGPO. This will apply to all students
who log on using a Domain account.

Note: Prior to starting step 1, you must place the Wallpaper image into a shared folder
that the students have access to. In the example below, the shared folder, public, is used.

   1. Click Start > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.




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2. Right Click on the Domain Name and choose Properties.




3. Click on the Group Policy tab.

4. Click once on StudentsSecurityGPO and then click on the Edit button.




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5. Under User Configuration, expand Administrative Templates by clicking on
   the plus sign.




6. Expand Desktop and click on Active Desktop.




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7. Double click on Enable Active Desktop.

8. In the Enable Active Desktop Properties window, click on the Enabled Radio
   Button and then click OK.




9. Double Click on Active Desktop Wallpaper.

10. Click on the Enabled Radio Button. In the box next to Wallpaper Name, enter
    the location of the image you want to use for Wallpaper in the following format:
    \\servername\shared folder\image name. In the image below, the server name is
    17K397DC01, the shared folder is public, and the file is doelogo.jpg. In the box
    next to Wallpaper Style, choose stretch. Click OK.




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11. Exit out of the Group Policy Object Editor. Close all open windows and Exit
    Active Directory Users and Computers.


*** These steps will set the Wallpaper for student accounts only as it was applied to
the Student Security Policy. If you want this to be applied to all users including
teachers and administrators, you must create a new Group Policy, apply it to All
Authenticated Users and follow steps 5 to 11 above. If a student does change the
Wallpaper, the Wallpaper will revert to the image set in Group Policy the next time
the student logs on. If you want to change the default image, put the new image into
the shared folder you used in step 10, and repeat steps 5-11. Substitute the new image
name in step 10. You can change Wallpaper images to reflect different seasons,
themes or to share students art work.




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