Windows 7 - Prevent users from changing the wallpaper

October 2016

To restrict users from changing the wallpaper (under your Administrator account):
  • Click on Start > Run > type gpedit.msc and press enter
  • Go to Local Computer Policy > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop
  • In the right pane, select Desktop wallpaper and enable it
  • Indicate the full path for your custom/default wallpaper
  • Center and stretch the image as required and press on the OK button to validate.
  • Restart your PC to check the results.

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