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    Change Location of Wallpaper Globally (XP SP2)

    I'd like to share a directory on the network for wallpaper and have the computer point to this folder when they go to Display>Desktop>Backgrounds. Is there a place in the registry where I can change this? Or maybe even a Group Policy I can set?
    Daisy

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    Re: Change Location of Wallpaper Globally (XP SP2)

    Windows looks in these locations:

    Cocuments and Settingsuser nameMy DocumentsMy Pictures
    C:WINDOWSWebWallpaper
    C:WindowsResourcesThemes

    Except for moving My Pictures to a shared network folder (not recommended), I don't think this can be changed.

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    Re: Change Location of Wallpaper Globally (XP SP2)

    Excellent. I've disabled Themes using GPO and wrote a batch file I can run a couple times a year when I want to update their Backgrounds list:

    copy <computer><share>wallpaper-jpg*.* <destinationcomputer>c$windowswebwallpaper /y
    copy <computer><share>wallpaper-bmp*.* <destinationcomputer>c$windows /y

    Fortunately we're not a huge organization so this method will work great.
    Daisy

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