Network Administrator Knowledgebase

Dec 30 2008   8:29PM GMT

Resetting the Background Colors on Clients Computers by Using GPO



Posted by: Michael Khanin
Tags:
ADM
GPO

To control background colour on the client’s computer (XP) the custom ADM file (BGColor.adm) could be created. The BGColor.adm should be manually added to the network environment before start using it. Here is a content of BGColor.adm:

CLASS USER
CATEGORY !!category
CATEGORY !!categoryname
POLICY !!policyname
KEYNAME “Control Panel\Colors”
EXPLAIN !!explaintext
PART !!labeltext DROPDOWNLIST REQUIRED
VALUENAME “Background”
ITEMLIST
NAME “Normal” VALUE “0 128 128″
NAME “Black” VALUE “0 0 0″
NAME “White” VALUE “255 255 255″
NAME “Red” VALUE “255 0 0″
NAME “Brown” VALUE “128 0 0″
NAME “Yellow” VALUE “255 255 0″
NAME “Green” VALUE “0 128 0″
NAME “Sky” VALUE “0 255 255″
NAME “Brown” VALUE “0 0 255″
NAME “Blue” VALUE “0 0 255″
NAME “Dark Blue” VALUE “0 0 128″
NAME “Pink” VALUE “255 0 255″
NAME “Grey” VALUE “160 160 164″
END ITEMLIST
END PART
END POLICY
END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY

[strings]
category=”Custom Policy Settings”
categoryname=”Desktop BG Colour Changer”
policyname=”Change the background color of the client computer via GPO”
explaintext=”This policy sets the background color of the client computer”
labeltext=”Select Colour”

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