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Set Windows wallpaper to file on server

Q: Set Windows wallpaper to file on server


My organization has more than 40 Windows 7 computers that I need to take care of. I'd like to configure them to get their desktop wallpaper from a remote location on a server, so that when I want to change the wallpaper, I only have to change the file on the server. Does anybody know how to do that from the registry?


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A: Set Windows wallpaper to file on server

What do you mean?

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like in windows Xp you have the wallpaper hyperlink to html page that could show on your desktop

But it doesn't seem to have one one windows server 2003 so there a way to get that on windows server?

Thanks very much for the answer.

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I have seen a posting earlier, which might not be 100% right, but here is the location of the file.
C:\Documents and Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Wallpaper1.bmp


Hope that helps


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The option to change wallpaper is greyed out. I've looked at all the standard stuff and nothign has fixed it. You can see the wallpaper for a second on login and shutdown but otherwise is covered by a black screen. Any input would be appreciated in advance. Thanks for your time.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:01:07 PM, on 5/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
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C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
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A:Can't change windows wallpaper - HJT file included!

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I have installed FileZilla server 0.9.41 on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I upload files to the FTP site, the time
of the file uploaded is incorrect. For example if I upload a file modified 10:37:10 PM it becomes 5:37:00 PM on the FTP site. It is always 5 hours earlier, and truncates the seconds. This makes version control of files difficult. Is there some configuration
change that can fix this, or is this a Windows Server issue? The server time is configured for the Central time zone in The United States.

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The following Structure is a representation;
SRV1 - IP - FQDN SRV1.DOM.LOCAL - File Share 'FLDR1' / USR1<ReadOnly>

SRV1 has a folder, FLDR1, being shared for read only access to user USR1.

PC1 and PC2 logged on as Domain User USR1.
PC1 is able to connect to SRV1 to see and look in FLDR1.
PC2 is unable to connect to SRV1 to see and look in FLDR1.
Now there are multiple means of connecting to SRV1 to see the share FLDR1.

The following connections were done in combination with the following methods;
Method 1 - via logged on Domain User CMD Prompt with 'NET VIEW'.
Method 2 - via logged on Domain Administrator CMD Prompt with 'NET VIEW'.
Method 3 - via logged on Domain User Explorer Window.
Method 4 - via logged on Domain Administrator Explorer Window.

Connection 1 - via Server Name.
Connection 2 - via Server IP Address.
Connection 3 - via Server Fully Qualified Domain Name.

Now that the stage is set, going to the fun part...

Testing from both PC1 and PC2...
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection 2 - Success
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I have a problem to access file server on Windows Server 2000 from a Windows 7 PC. For your information, due to some reasons, both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are in different domain.

I have tried all suggested solutions which are :
i. to unchecked both attributes in 'Network Security : Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC)' for both clients and server.
ii. to apply 'Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated' in 'Network Security : LAN Manager authentication level'
iii. to make sure the time setting for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are the same.

But still, i couldn't access the file server. In fact, each time I entered domain\username to authenticate, it will give out this message :

Since I am kinda new to this troubleshooting things, it would be great if someone can tell me why does this happening. Is it because of the different domain?

thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 unable to Access file server on Windows Server 2000

To connect to the server you would need to enter the credentials of the domain user on the server that would have access. For example if the domain was 'home' with a user 'Josh' then I would put:


As the username. If you want to get advanced you could try and form a trust with the other domain in active directory so that the other domain has permission to access the server


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We would like to deploy a wallpaper for windows 7 machines joined to domain.Wallpaper We copied from network location to local drive of machines and we set the desktop wallpaper pointing to the local location of windows 7 machines.Everything works fine...i
mean copying the wallpaper from network location to local drive and also users can access the file locally as the location is accessible to users and users can open the file.But unfortunately wallpaper comes as black screen .
Our environment  is windows 7 64 bit with SP1
tried RUNDLL32.EXE user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters and when we run for first time it worked and it showed the specific wallpaper.But
as soon as user logs off and login again wallpaper revert back to black screen.And once again we run the above command its not working and we need to logoff and then login again and try running the command ,wallpaper shows again.
How we can make it stable the refresh or user settings ?We tried the fix for wallpaper for windows 7 and windows 2008 r2 but we could not
install as it was saying the file not applicable to our system. version of shell32.dll is latest than commented on fix link
Please update of any alternative way of deploying wallpaper.
Thanks in Advance


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desktop wall paper not showing up from Win 2008 server GPO
I have set up the gpo to tell my users computers to change the background to a specific image and all I keep getting is a black background all icons show up everything works properly but the background

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I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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I need a non complicated tutoial on write and permissions and file sharing.

I have created some test groups and users. I have made a few file shares and given writes to those files for one user only to test the access.

However I can get into the files that I have set to a different user only.

So anyway I am confused and need help.

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How can I turn a picture in a .tif to wallpaper? It goes straight to Corel when it is opened and I can't send it anywhere.

A:.tif file-wallpaper

I am not sure but try getting yourself the latest version of ACDSEE I THINK the format is supported.

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We are in the process of updating our work computers and are looking at updating our file server. We currently use windows 98 (dont laugh!) soley because it allows everyone in our small office to access it as a file server. My question is how many users can access Windows 7? I looked online briefly, but couldnt find the answer. The only thing we use that computer for is a file server. We are connected to the internet and printers using another server that is accessible to the entire office. The box I am questioning about is only accessed by the 7 people in the engineering office.
Would we be better served by Windows Home Server instead?

EDIT: I looked into Home Server a little more, and it only makes sense to use it. All the functionality we need and more, for a cheaper price.

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i dont know if anyone has had the same issue but when transfering from my windows 8 pc to my whs the file transfers seem to stop at 99% and then fail.

any help would be great

A:windows 8 to server file transfer

Have you tried initializing the transfer from the "whs" instead of from Windows 8 to the WHS? Try that, go into the WHS and try to move it from Windows 8 to there, from within the WHS.

The only thing I can think of, is that at the very end of that transfer, it may be pulling up a Permission dialogue on the WHS which you can't see on Windows 8. Because it is possibly moving the transferred file from a Temp folder on the WHS to the folder you chose as the destination.

You may also try checking the permissions of that file, and give Administrators full permission to handle it.

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Here is the scenario:

VPN Server is set up on Windows 7 Professional machine behind DSL modem and router with port forwarding enabled. I have no trouble connecting or logging in from any client computer regardless of operating system (with the exception of clients whose outbound traffic is going through Linksys WRT54-G wireless router, but that is not my issue).

The installation of Windows 7 is fresh with no new programs installed. I have created one test folder for sharing and have enabled all sharing possibilities that I know of for one user account, which is the same user account that is logging in over the VPN. I have enabled the "Network Shares" for this user as well as the "NTFS Shares."

All client computers which have been tested for logging in through the VPN are in the same workgroup (NOT Homegroup). The workgroup shows up in the "New Network Place" Wizard of the client computer, but the folder I have manually shared is not visible. As a result, the test file I created and shared within that folder is not accessible, nor is it visible on the client.

What I would like to find out is this:


(Note to Microsoft...if you're actually listening...this used to be set up on an XP VPN and all I had to do was tell XP who I wanted to share a file with and it worked. Why did you mess this up?)

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A:File Sharing on Windows 7 VPN Server

Have you added "Everyone" to the permissions list? Any type of A/V software you have installed can also cause problems with sharing.

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I want to disable the WFP in Windows 2000 Server with SP3 or later. I have tried to follow the instruction in http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/790. However,
I cannot copy sfc1.dll to overwrite sfc.dll since sfc.dll is also protected by WFP.

Thank you for any help.

A:How to disable Windows File Protection in Windows 2000 Server with SP3 or later?

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I have a machine running windows XP professional and it is unable to access the file server. It can access the router and the web but not the file server. The work group has 5 machines on it but the 6th cannot access it and i am unable to get a opportunity to put a password / user name into it as I get the error message the workgroup is not accessible contact your administrator

can someone advise what steps i am not doing to access to file server

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How can I determine from a Windows 2003 server the user who is accessing a particular file?


A:Windows 2003 Server-Who's accessing file?

Right click my computer, choose manage, expand shared folders, and between sessions and open files you can id the user.

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I would welcome suggestions on the following

I have a Folder on a Windows server , Every day a file is created in that folder with a date extension.


Everyday I want this folder checked and any file greater than 7 days old deleted.

Is there a simple windows GUI way to do this via the operating Sys or do i have to write something in C or java etc.


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Hello everyone, I used windows server 2016 IIS to build an ftp server, but the time attributes of the stored files are all 8 hours away from my local time. How can I solve this problem?

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Hi everyone, newb here.

I have searched and searched and cannot find the program that i'm looking for. I want to use a small movie clip (don't care what file extension) and make it loop to play as my desktop wallpaper. I was originally thinking somesort of avi to gif converter but after downloading it, the maximum file sizes are to small for any clip.

Is there such a program (possibly free) that will do what I want. I have WinXP, P4 w/hyper-threading and 1gb of ram. I must find this program.

Thanks in advance

A:movie file desktop wallpaper???

The closest thing I can think of is Webshots . It's not wallpaper though, but it is rather a screen saver.

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I have downloaded a wallpaper picture file and stored it under my created Wallpaper Folder under My Pictures.

I then right clicked the image and selected set as wallpaper. My desktop wallpaper then changed to the picture concerned.

However I have now deleted the original file from the location concerned and restarted the computer from a cold start, however my wallpaper has not changed.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could please help me with where Windows has stored this file that it is still displayed. I am running Win 7 Pro.

With many thanks

A:Wallpaper still appears after file delete




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I recently did a system restore and lo & behold, my favorite wallpaper became the back round desktop wallpaper again. I'm happy, but I can not find the file associated with the image anywhere. I tried 'C' > Windows > Web > Wallpaper and its not listed... Not in 'My Pictures' or anywhere else I can find...
Any suggestions?

A:Wallpaper file 'Name' can't be found after restore...

right click on the desktop and select personalize, then click desktop background ,the wallpaper will show in a window and the approx location will show on the bar above next to the browse button

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I am trying to find where the wallpaper file is located. I thought i saved the picture, but i didn't. There's got to be a temp location for this file, otherwise it wouldn't reappear after reboot. Can anyone help me locate this temp folder?

A:Wallpaper temp file location

You didn't say what windows version you are using.

For windows XP, wallpaper files are located in C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper.

If you know the name of the file, simply do a search for that name.

If you don't know the name and it is showing up as the current wallpaper, right click an empty space on your desktop and click "Properties." Click the "Desktop" tab and in the left column you will see the name of the current wallpaper highlighted. Write down the name of that file and do a search for that file name to see its current location.

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recieve Torjan virus couple of days ago. do registry changes and follow all step which is posted past. But unfortunatly didn't get any sucess. Still I have a same problems application can't open in windows 2000 server. Please let me know if any one have any solution and advices.


A:Can't Open exe file (Applications) in Windows 2000 Server

go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

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I have a client who uses this very very bad (in my opinion) industry-specific software. It runs on a Windows 2000 Server in Terminal Services. The problem is that whenever a user opens this program, there is a session file created by it (unrelated to the operating system's login). This isn't a problem, as it's deleted when they log off... except for when this nasty program stops responding or closes without warning! Then there's a user file left over. If you try to delete it, it says that the file is locked or in use... access denied. If we restart the server (after painfully having everyone log off), I can delete the file fine... So, my quesion is: (1) is there a way of un-locking a file without restarting when this happens? And (2) is there a way to disable file locking in Windows 2000 Server?

I've found a bit of information about "opportunistic file locking", but it doesn't seem to have helped this specific problem. I figure if we can find some way to disable file locking, at least I could run a batch program every so often to delete out-dated log-ins before they run out of licenses and need to reboot.

Any help / info / etc is appreciated!

A:Disable File Locking on a Windows 2000 Server?

Not sure this applies. I have never used Win2000 Server.

Have a look:


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Hello, and Thank-you in advance for any help.

I have Win 2000 Pro installed on 2 machines, working fine. The wi-fi's are all working in reguards to getting on the internet. We have a practice billing and scheduling on the host PC, and do not have the disks, so can not be copied onto other PCs. What would I need to set it up as a server. Having purchased an existing practice, money is an issue. So, even simple file sharing could work, but would it be secure enough for patient info?
I would appreciate any tech steps to setting up either options. Again, thank-you. Emy

A:Solved: File Sharing Windows 2000 or Server?

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So I have a Dell PowerEdge server running ClearOS. I have multiple Flexshares set up on said server. This server also acts as my home's DCHP server. Internet from the
street comes in to the server and then goes to a switch which then goes to a few computers and a router. The computers, since they are connected directly to the switch, can access the files on the server with ease. No problem there. I have the router set up
so that I can access the internet from my phone. That works as well. But just recently, I got a hold of a wifi adapter for a Windows XP Pro SP3 computer. This computer connects to the router. Now, I want to be able to look at and edit files in these shares
on the server from the Windows XP computer but every time I try to do just that, it says it can't find the server. Is there a reason behind this? The router has an IP address of and the server has an IP of I can ping the server's IP
address just fine. Why can't I connect to it though? The workgroup is identical for all of the computers. 

In Calculus, 1+1=0.

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Hi guys,

Here is the deal! I have Windows Home Server on one computer and Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on other. If I try to transfer file from WHS to WIN7, to transfer wont start. It hangs on "calculating". Sometimes is starts, but crashes pretty fast.

If I upload from WIN7 to WHS, it works. If I download from Ubuntu (samba) to WIN7 it works. Everything works, BUT transfer from WHS to WIN7. I also cant stream video or music, it just wont work.

My WIN7 has motherboard Asus P5K with Atheros L1 gigabit NIC. Router is D-link DWL-4300 with newest firmware.

Any good ideas what to try. Problem definately seems to be between WHS and WIN7. since everything else seems to work. I'm really open for good ideas here guys

A:Windows home server (WHS) file transfer problem

Are the Windows 7 HS and the Win 7 Pro machine part of the same Homegroup?

The Win 7 HS may require you to be in the same Homegroup as the Win pro machine.

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this is related to issues i've been dealing with for a while.

it seems it somewhat improved. but here is still this behavior:

the Windows computers have 3 mapped drives from the server to access WORD 2007 files. In most cases the browsing is fast and swift as well as searching in them. Then on occasions. estimated 2 of 10 times the spinning wheel will appear and the windows file explorer would hang for about 10-20 sec or so. then the file will open fine.

what might be causing the delay ? what can i can check ? all PC's have fixed IP addresses.

the network:

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Hi there

My friend wants me to set up a NAS server for him - but wants to use WINDOWS -- strange choice but it's doable and I suppose it will be less hassle to keep fixing Windows than allowing him to hose up a Linux system if he's never used Linux before.

Hardware is simple - cube type box, RAID card 4 HDD bays, 1 SSD for boot device, half height Nvidia graphics card-->HDMI and audio output.

RAID etc no problem - but is there an alternative to the wretched NTFS file system for the HDD arrays.

I'm currently using this setup on a Linux NAS server.

There are also some LONG file names which NTFS hoses up totally -- especially on the music files and I really don't want to re-name a whole slew of stuff.

Any ideas -- at these sorts of HDD sizes NTFS should really be put to bed IMO. Compared with the XFS or EXT4 file systems on Linux performance is rubbish too once you get large HDD's -- however he insists it has to be Windows and he's paying for the hardware etc. !!!!


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Hello all,

I have a LAN with four Windows XP Pro clients connected to one Windows Server 2003 machine.

I want to access the files in the server when I go abroad. How can I do that ? I've already given all the clients and the server a static IP.

Another question, are there any security threats that I must be aware of when I connect to the server remotely? I don't want to lose all my data!

Please help. Thank you.

A:Remote file access - Windows Server 2003

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small network with 8 W7 PC's and mac mini as SMB file server.

the shared volumes has privileges setup as i need to and works fine.
however i don't know how to get around accidental deletes. couple times it happened users deleted a file and i can only recover YESTERDAY backup as the file is just gone.

Can that be modified so the deleted file goes either to the trash on the W7 client or trash on the server ?

How to do so ?

A:MAC OSX 10.6 file SMB server Windows 7 deleted files behaviour

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slow file transfer from my windows home server with Norton AV installed.

check out the link:

Slow file transfer from my Windows home server - Norton Internet Security / Norton AntiVirus - Norton Community

A:slow file transfer from my windows home server with Nor

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Ok, so here is a little info about the network setup.
Linksys E3200 Router
3 - Windows 7 Machines (Enterprise & Ultimate) , Tried wire and wireless
1 - Windows 8 64-bit machine
2 New Macbooks (Air and Pro)
1 Mac Mini server (2011 model) - 3TB external HD formatted in OS Journal (default mac) with samba sharing enabled

So here is the issue...
The macbook's we have connect and transfer large amounts of files just fine to the mac mini. No issues at all, even on wireless. The issue is when trying to transfer files from the Windows machines to the mac mini. You select just one 150mb file to copy over, and it might fail at 30mb or 120mb transferring giving an error like file or path is not available. However you can hit retry a few times and it might continue or restart, sometimes you have to cancel and copy the file over again. It acts like it loses the path, but you can instantly navigate to the server again instantly like there was never an issue. If you select a bunch files to transfer, lets just say like 2000 files, and its a total of 4gb. You will have to hope the retry works when the error happens or click skip and redo the file after. Nothing stands out that is causing this, but it is either an issue with the Mac & Samba transfer, router setting, or a Windows setting / registry issue causing it.

I tried to search google, but most things that come up are how to setup sharing from mac to windows. Can't exactly find anyone else talking about this, except I ... Read more

A:File transfer errors from Windows to Mac Mini server

No ideas or tests that I could do to narrow down if its a Windows, Mac, or router issue?

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Hi guys,
I am using windows 2000 server. Lab Technicians are used to copy files for students to the system. The problem I'm having is that, each student is restricted to a 50 Mb disk space. When the lab technician copy the files, the owner of the file(s) shows the Lab Technician logon account and not the student. What can I do to change the owner of a file from the lab Technician account to the current user?. Thanks in advance Ray.

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I have a SNAP SERVER 110 160G RAID0 running GuardianOS 4.4.049 SP3. It is setup with 6 share folders. One accepts all users anonymous ftp and the others are folders only accessible by local snap admins and specific local snap users. When someone writes a file to the ftp share it gets also written to all of the shares. The server is standalone not in a windows domain or NIS.

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Okay I want to go over pros and cons of some of the things that my boss wants done.

First off let me explain what we have. Users are on a domain system. Both laptop and desktop users. No users have admin rights.

Now let me explain what we want to do. We want a backup of their My Documents (and possibly other directories in the future) but we want it to be as invisible to them as possible.

I looked into the Folder redirection GPO and has a good pro - Simple to impelment (I did a test on my own PC did it in about 5 minutes) cons - in order to allow laptops to work they would have to have offline folders enabled and synchrnized and worst of all synchrnization won't accept PST's, MDB's and other key files that we would need synchronized as well gives errors in the synching process.

I then thought about a file sync program letting them seemlessly work on their PCs and just sync the files to the file server - Pros Can install a server side client that just polls for connected PC's and copies the files to the repsective places. Cons costs money, usually does not sync in use files making some of the files be missed.

Lastly I considered a batch file to run at login - Pros easier to setup to copy things out. Cons only runs at login so people could leave their PC up for 15 days and have 15 day old software. As well I do not know how to copy only modified files so some people with large files would copy over a ton of data (unless I can find a solution for this).
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A:Solved: Finally getting a file server! Need to backup certain users PC's to this server. Help

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Excuse the noob question -- I don't even know where to ask this. We haven't owned a PC in ten years, and now we've got to relearn PC because my son's college's tech department doesn't guarantee mac support.

We've been poking around trying to figure things out, decided to change the wallpaper so we dragged a photo onto the desktop and figured out to set it as wallpaper. Now we can't get rid of the icon from the desktop. If we try to drag it to the recycle bin, it says

"the action can't be completed because the file is open in Dell Dock. Close the file and try again."

What =should= we have done to get a photo into wherever it could be used as the wallpaper? And how do we get this photo icon off the desktop?

Thanks so much!


A:set wallpaper incorrectly -- how to close a file in dock?

Right click on the desktop, and go to Personalize. Hit desktop background, and you can browse for the file you wish as your background.

If you want to get rid of the picture thats on the desktop, you should just be able to drag it back into its folder. Or, if its a shortcut, you;ll be able to delete it unless its being used somewhere else as well.

The error your getting means the picture is open in Dell Dock, which judging from the site, it looks quite similar to ObjectDock. If you have a shortcut to the picture in your dock, you'll need to delete it I believe.

If you could post a screenshot of your dekstop, and your dell dock if my post doesn't help me, it'll be easier to localize your problem.


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I have created a dual monitor wallpaper set that needs to show a specific wallpaper on each monitor as it shuffles through the files, and combining them into one stretched wallpaper doesn't work in this case because my monitors are different resolutions. The best solution I've come up with is two seperate theme files, each with the two applicable backgrounds and now I need a program to alternate between them at an interval. Does anyone have a program that can switch between theme files, or that can run monitor-specific slideshows that are in sync with one another?

Here's the first one (the green line is the monitor separation), the second one is simply a mirrored version of it.

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Am a new member and my 1st post. Problem developed yesterday. After a google session and some browsing, I returned to desktop to find the wallpaper had been changed. It was displaying an unauthorized wallpaper on the Desktop. I went to control panel, to Display, to wallpaper, and found a name 'Internet Explorer' highlighted. But background wallpaper pix certainly would not have been from Microsoft. I attempted to delete. But computer would take no action. However I was able to select another background pix and that got rid of the strange unwanted wallpaper. I need info that would help me delete that spooky unwanted wallpaper file.

I checked the Windows directory Web folder on Wallpaper bmp pix and they all looked OK. The offending file was not among them. But it remains on the Control Panel/Display/Desktop Wallpaper menu. I regularly use Avira antivirus on my computer - and Adaware too. They show no problem. Apparently this file was dropped into computer by a virus/adware/hacker. I am not sure I want to mess with the Register files. Could that be where it is located?

I have looked thru this forum and checked replies. Did not find anything that helped yet.

All tips appreciated. ............................... Astarman

Edited - Astarman on 10-07-09

A:Unable to delete unwanted wallpaper file

okay, so go to this link: http://onecare.live.com/site/en-au/default.htm?mkt=en-au on Internet Explorer (6 or higher) and run a full system scan. If it doesn't find anything, than run this: http://www.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.html on Internet Explorer. And another good anti virus to keep on your computer is MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.

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I exported a backup of the registry to the desktop, and now when I remove that registry back up file from the desktop to another folder, the wallpaper disappears.

I tried to import it again from that another folder but it didn't make any difference. I don't want to keep the reg file on my Desktop. How can I restore the registry so my wallpaper shows up, and delete the reg file from the desktop.

Any advice much appreciated.

A:Lost wallpaper after exporting registry file

Can you do a system restore to a point before you exported the registry?

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I have a Windows XP user who can open PDF files on our secondary file server (e.g. \\serverB\shares\marketing\file.pdf) but not from the main server (\\serverA\shares\marketing\file.pdf). Same with copying PDF files. He can
copy them to his desktop. from server B but not from server A. Server A is the one assigned to him because server B is being pre-seeded for DFS and is in a different office anyway.

The problem is only with PDF files. He can open and copy any other files. And it's only on his Windows XP machine. His Windows 7 machine works just fine (he can copy and open PDF files from server A).

The two servers (Windows 2016) are set up identically as far as NTFS permissions. The only difference is that server A is set up in DFS while server B is being pre-seeded before being added to DFS.

DFS namespace type is: domain (Windows Server 2008 mode).

The XP machine had no problem under server A when the DFS namespace type was Server 2000 mode, but I'm not sure that would cause the problem.

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Is there a good guide or tutorial to show you how to set up a file server with file permissions and access?

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The issues that I am having are my desktop wallpaper has been taken over by the blank screen with the 'warning: spyware detected on you're computer' box, at startup i am bumbarded by the same two alerts telling me /Documents' can't be found and another i can't recall and the way to get them to go away is just hitting ok about 5 or so times. Then, if i leave my computer for too long, almost as if it were a screen saver, my computer will blue screen for a moment and then pretend it is restarting but all i have to do is hit escape and it goes back to desktop.

It seems multiple people have been having this problem but with slight differences here and there, so i thought i'd ask the pros, ur help is well appreciated

Here's my HJT log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:08:02 PM, on 8/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WIND... Read more

A:help: wallpaper taken, blue-screening, missing file at startup, etc

Please do not create multiple threads for the same problem!
Continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/744040-frustrated-plz-help.html

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OK, something a bit different.

Background: Recently re-installed Vista on fresh hard disk following a drive failure.
Now: Re-configuring multiple user accounts from scratch to keep everything nice and clean.
My wife's user account wallpaper on old drive was set to an image file that we had downloaded.
Now I can't find it! (and it was important to her.)

I'm sure the image is stored on the complete hard disk backup we were able to take, but I can't remember the filename (nor, of course, where we wrote it!)
So I was hoping someone from BC would be able to point me towards a file (in the backup) which stores the wallpaper filename.
(Or a likely place for writing a wallpaper file, other than C:\windows\web\wallpapers )

A:'Lost' wallpaper image file -- where is setting stored?

Well ... You evidently already know where the default background images are stored. But a custom image that you downloaded sometime in the past could be stored almost anywhere. I would start with the Start menu, and select Documents. If you don't find it there move to the Pictures folder. If you still can't locate it, try the Search feature. It would be easier if you remembered the name or part of it but start your search with *.jpg or *.gif and you'll catch most of them. A little advance warning though, you may have quite a few images stored on the unit.

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