Windows 7 desktop wallpaper via GPO

My desktop wallpaper refused to load properly, I got a black desktop instead of the wallpaper-image I applied through group policy.

Windows7_wallpaper_group_policy_black_background

Here is my GPO:

Windows7_wallpaper_group_policy

Gpupdate:

Windows7_wallpaper_group_policy_gpupdate

Solution:

After some reboots and gpupdates the double quote got my attention.

I like the Copy As Path feature from Windows 7 to copy the location of a file (driveletter:\directory\filename.ext). But Copy As Path puts the whole path between double quotes. I removed the quotes, rebooted and got my wallpaper applied! Pretty silly, but maybe I could help someone with this post.

Wallpaper applied successful:

Windows7_wallpaper_group_policy_applied

BTW I also created a regkey WallPaper in the CurrentUser-hive (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WallPaper), got this info form the MS forums. But I’m not sure if the key needs to be created, will test this later.

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