Terminal Server background screen - how to set to black screen

JB306yxe 256 Reputation points
2022-08-16T17:24:46.063+00:00

I know I've seen this before but now I can't find anything that works. I'm trying to set a registry entry in a TS GPO and it just doesn't want to push down. Either that or need more settings.
Here is what I have currently
Hive HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key path Control Panel\Colors
Value name Background
Value type REG_SZ
Value data 0 0 0

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  1. Karlie Weng 8,321 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-08-26T02:40:48.273+00:00

    Hello @JB306yxe

    1. Run gpresult /h report.html on the clients to check whether the GPO has been applied successfully
    2. Please also check the following registry key
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WallPaper REG_SZ empty value
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers\BackgroundType REG_DWORD 0x1 (1)
      Reference thread: set-accent-color-and-change-background-from-wallpaper-to-color-via-gpp-registry
    3. You might just use Group policy to manage wallpaper: windows-server-2016-changing-the-desktop-background-using-group-policy

    Hope this helps!

    Best regards
    Karlie