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    Change Wallpaper using script? Override GPO?

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    by kentontator ·

    I want to run a logon script on my local machine that will override the GPO and change my wallpaper each time I log into my computer. I can change the wallpaper manually but its a pain to do so each logon/off. So I am thinking a script would be a simple way around this. Anyone have an idea of how this could be accomplished?

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    • #2996934

      Clarifications

      by kentontator ·

      In reply to Change Wallpaper using script? Override GPO?

      Clarifications

    • #2996924

      Well…

      by cmiller5400 ·

      In reply to Change Wallpaper using script? Override GPO?

      If your administrator want’s you to have that wallpaper, then that’s the one you get. No help here for overriding what administrators have put in place.

      • #2996920

        i can change my bg….

        by kentontator ·

        In reply to Well…

        I can change the background each time anyways I’m just looking for a way to make it automated, i have administrative rights on machines…

      • #2996912

        agree with CMiller

        by churdoo ·

        In reply to Well…

        Just because you “can” doesn’t mean you should. You’ll be better off focusing your energies on understanding why the admins do some of the things that they do.

        Don’t sh!t where you eat!

        • #2996894

          i know why its set a certain way…

          by kentontator ·

          In reply to agree with CMiller

          I know why the GPO is in place, and I am going to change my background anyways I am just looking for a way to automate it….I am in the I.T. department for the company, I did not create this question to get into an ethical debate

        • #2996881

          I know you didn’t want an ethical debate but…

          by cmiller5400 ·

          In reply to i know why its set a certain way…

          YOU asked the question. We won’t tell you how to bypass a restriction put in place by an administrator. If you were the administrator you would know how to configure the GPO correctly to do what you want.

          Sorry no help here on how to bypass restrictions.

        • #2996878

          you can’t if this is a domain network

          by cg it ·

          In reply to i know why its set a certain way…

          even if you create a logon script, Group Policy will override anything else.

          Group Policy is applied in an accending order: Local Machine, Site, Domain and then OU. So anything done on the local machine is overridden by GPOs applied at the site level. Site level GPOs areoverridden by GPOs at the domain level. Domain level GPOs are overridden by GPOs at the OU level.

          Unless you have domain admin level privileges and can modify domain GPOs or OU GPOs or move your computer from those containers, there’s nothing you can do.

        • #2996868

          I can

          by kentontator ·

          In reply to you can’t if this is a domain network

          I can do all those things but I really just wanted to try scripting it for fun and to see if It could be done….looks like it can’t

    • #2996876

      Why can you see the wallpaper if you’re working ? …

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to Change Wallpaper using script? Override GPO?

      None of my 4 systems have any wallpaper. I consider it a waste of resources since I only ever see the background on initial boot, then it’s obscured by whatever is running on that particular PC.

      How come you get to sit and look at your wallpaper all day?? 😉

      • #2996869

        hah

        by kentontator ·

        In reply to Why can you see the wallpaper if you’re working ? …

        I don’t see my wallpaper to often, but I mainly wanted to do this because I really just wanted to see if I could. I wanted to play around with scripting since I have never done to much of it and figured this would be an easy one…if there’s no way to bypass GPO though I guess not…although I could always change the GPO for myself on the member server I wanted to do it by scripting on the local machine for fun

        • #2996835

          We understand “why”

          by churdoo ·

          In reply to hah

          and we don’t dispute that everything you’re saying is true and you have the access you have and you just want to expand your skillset — a very valid request.

          However this is a public forum and the information that we post here is subject to be read by anybody, and believe it or not there are peeps out there with less than the best of intentions — you know, maybe only 1 or 2, but they’re there nonetheless.

          So just like for the XX per day of password hacking requests that get posted here, some legitimately may be for the best of intentions — you know, I’m sure the dude really did suddenly come down with amnesia and forgot the password that he’s been using for 10 years, or really did “buy” the laptop from a “friend” but the friend “can’t remember” the password, but we still can’t help because of the ne’er-do-well that’s lurking in the shadows waiting for us to answer the post to use it for “other” purposes.

          So keep up the good work, and certainly develop your scripting skills if you want to advance in your field, but you may have to find some of the information the way the rest of us did. 🙂
          –C

        • #2996827

          no ill intent

          by kentontator ·

          In reply to We understand “why”

          well i have no ill intent its only changing a background….i can do my own research. I like asking here because most people I have come across are generally friendly and helpful. Churdoo you are neither so please, and as its a public forum I can’t tell you to not post here only ask that you don’t waste anymore time typing up a response

        • #2996820

          Methinks my lord doth protest too much …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to no ill intent

          Unfortunately you’ve now taken up that shovel with which to dig yourself a deeper and deeper hole from which you will never climb out.

          How come [b]Churdoo[/b] is deemed by you to be neither friendly or helpful, eh? The only input has been one of explanation for the professional stance that we all take on TR.

          If you don’t like a professional response, then don’t post here asking for professional help.

          Sheesh – some folk get really upset, really easily! 😀

        • #2997823

          You just committed an unforgivable…

          by cmiller5400 ·

          In reply to no ill intent

          NEVER bite the hand that feeds you.

          You have posted to [b]TWO[/b] questions; [b]BOTH[/b] of them yours. You have never offered advice here or answered any questions. Who gives you the right to tell another member that has been around for years and helped hundreds of people not to waste time responding to questions because they are unhelpful and unfriendly? You Sir/Madam are the one that needs to play nicely.

          If I posted what I wanted to say, Tammy would have to kick me off of here. So I will leave you with this parting gift of advice instead: Don’t post here anymore yourself.

        • #2997701

          Can’t please everybody I guess

          by churdoo ·

          In reply to no ill intent

          Thanks OM and CMiller. Funny thing is I was trying to be tactful and supportive and even tried to spin in some humor. Well obviously it wasn’t interpreted that way.

          There’s a lot more I could say, but you’re right, Tammy would have to kick me too. Perhaps we should just go to the White House and have a beer!

        • #2998153

          :D

          by cmiller5400 ·

          In reply to Can’t please everybody I guess

          I’m in for the beer.

          I re-read your post several times. I thought it was quite diplomatic.

        • #2997475

          ill buy a round….

          by kentontator ·

          In reply to :D

          especially since i got the script working for my bg

    • #2997836

      dont worry

      by kentontator ·

      In reply to Change Wallpaper using script? Override GPO?

      I figured it out 🙂

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