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Desktop Background doesn't show for non-admin users

Desktop Background doesn't show for non-admin users

Desktop Background doesn't show for non-admin users

(OP)
I created a new image using Win XP Pro (32bit)and made my profile the default user profile on a stand alone computer. My profile includes our company logo as the desktop background. My user account has full admin rights. When a user with non-admin rights logs in - the logo does not appear as the desktop background. When I go to display properties and click on desktop, the company logo is already selected as the background. The apply button is greyed out but once I hit OK the logo appears on the desktop of the non-admin user. The logo remains for the user even after logging off or rebooting the pc. However, if I delete the user's profile and they log back in the logo disappears once again.
Any user account with admin rights sees the logo, those without admin rights don't. Non-admins have to go to display properties and click OK for the image to appear on their desktop.
The logo file is a .jpg and it's stored in C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper.
Any idea how I can get the logo to show up on the desktop for all users automatically?

Thanks

RE: Desktop Background doesn't show for non-admin users

(OP)
I tried converting it to a .bmp. That didn't work. The image doesn't show under any user ID. It comes up as blank background. I'm not sure the file is viewable as a bmp. - not as wallpaper anyway. All the other Wallpapers in that folder - the ones that come standard with XP are all .jpg.

RE: Desktop Background doesn't show for non-admin users

Is there any Group Policy that might be set to prevent users (and not Administrators) from changing the Wallpaper that is clashing with the Default Profile you have created?

How to save desktop wall paper with profile?
thread779-961312: How to save desktop wall paper with profile?

RE: Desktop Background doesn't show for non-admin users

(OP)
Linney,
I finally got it to work. You were right the first time. It was the file format. Originally when I changed from jpg to bmp I just changed the file extension. I was still able to view the image after I renamed it .bmp so I thought it would work.
I found an online file converter that changes jpg to bmp. Once I made that converted bmp file the wallpaper it worked. It comes up now for everybody that logs in.

Thanks a lot for your help.
I really appreciate it.  
 

RE: Desktop Background doesn't show for non-admin users

You're welcome. Being old fashioned, I would have used my Photo Editing program to save the .jpg file as a .bmp file and left it at that rather than searching for converters.

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