On windows 7,xp or any other microsoft OS you would like to change the background colour of your desktops across the whole of your network or organisation automatically.
Out of the box server 2008 or server 2003 does not have a policy for this, here is a ADM template that you can download, install and set the background colour of your desktops .
First copy and paste the txt below into notepad, then save the file as “backgroundcolour.adm”
CLASS USER CATEGORY !!categoryname KEYNAME "Control Panel\Colors" POLICY !!policyname EXPLAIN !!explaintext PART !!labeltext DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED VALUENAME "Background" ITEMLIST NAME "Black" VALUE "0 0 0" END ITEMLIST END PART END POLICY END CATEGORY [strings] categoryname="Background Color Options" policyname="Change the background color of the client computer" explaintext="This policy sets the background color of the client computer" labeltext="Choose a color"
We then need to save that file to your server. Once done open up group policy management and then create a new gpo and link it to your desired user objects or pc`s.Then do the following.
Edit the GPO you have created
Go to User Configuration => Administrative Templates, right click Administrative Templates and then Add Template
Browse to the Backgroundcolour.adm and add it in.
Under Administrative Templates you will now see a custom category called “Set Background Colour”
To change the colour of the desktop, select “Desktop Background Color policy”, then enable it.
Simply then enter the RGB value of the colour you want.