In a large number of multinational companies across the world, changing the background
of the Windows computer is restricted
due to company policy. While in some companies, the employees are expected to follow the restriction, in others, the restriction on changing the background
is implemented more strictly. Changes in the Windows registry
for the NoChangingWallPaper key
will not allow the users to change the background of the desktop.The NoChangingWallPaper key
in the Windows registry
must be set to 1. Setting the DWORD value to 1 will restrict any change in the background
or desktop wallpaper
This tip has been raised to show you how to configure and restrict the background change of your computer for specific purposes like company policy.
Go to menu Start and select Run.
Then type Regedit to open the registry.
Once the registry open, select the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\policies
If the file does not exist, click on Edit> New > Key. Then name the file as policies and validate.
Then right click on the new file policies and select New > KEY which you will name as ActiveDesktop.
In the right part of your Windows registry, select the value DWORD and name it as NoChangingWallPaper and the DWORD value as 1. The DWORD value 1 will restrict the change in desktop wallpaper. To reactivate change, put the value as 0.