How to Restrict Users from Changing Desktop Wallpaper in Windows?
If you run a company, you might want to set your company logo or any particular wallpaper on all of your users' desktops. On the other hand, if you use a single system you might still want to have your desired wallpaper on Desktop and it really annoys when someone changes the wallpaper.
So if you are tired from people changing the wallpaper and want to prevent users from changing it everyday, then this tutorial will help you.
In this tutorial, you'll learn a way to set your desired wallpaper on Desktop and no one will be able to change it neither from Desktop Properties nor by right-clicking on an image and select "Set as Desktop Background".
So here we start our tutorial:
1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box or Start Menu Search box and press Enter. It'll open registry Editor.
2. Now go to following key:
3. Under "Policies" key, create a new key "System". It might already exist in some systems.
4. Now select "System" key and in right-side pane, create a new STRING value Wallpaper and set its value to the exact path of your desired wallpaper. You can use .JPG and .BMP files in this method.
e.g. if your wallpaper exists in "E:\Wallpapers\Wall1.JPG", then set the same path as value of "Wallpaper".
5. You can also set the wallpaper style e.g. Centered, Tiled or Stretched. Create a new STRING value WallpaperStyle and set its value to as following:
- 0 (Centered)
- 1 (Tiled)
- 2 (Stretched)
6. That's it. Now restart or log off your system and no one will be able to change the wallpaper.
PS: If you also want to disable the "Desktop" tab in Desktop Properties, then you can visit following tutorial:
And if you want to prevent Registry Editor so that no one can delete those new STRING values, then visit following tutorial:
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