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I'm trying to set the Windows 10 lock screen universally on a computer to a predefined image. To do this I'm using the GPO "Force a specific default lock screen image". This policy is Enabled and directed to a jpg located on a network location.

My problem is this policy doesn't set the image for the screen when there is no user logged on. When a user is logged on and locks the screen, it will show my custom image. But when they log off it reverts to a Microsoft spotlight image (some stacked rocks).

I've tried to remedy this by Enabling/Disabling the "Prevent changing lock screen image" and "Always use custom logon background" policies but no configuration seems to make a difference. I also tried changing the image to a local file instead of network.

EDIT: Windows 10 Pro 1511 Update (1607 not installed)

  • You should try changing the lock screen image for the default user. – Ramhound Jan 25 '17 at 17:05
  • Which version and edition of Windows 10 are you using? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jan 25 '17 at 17:05
  • Ok, a very strange thing. I tried changing the lock screen image for the Administrator account. This fixed the issue seemingly, as when I logged out, the screen was the custom image I wanted. But as soon as I logged in as a domain user, then logged off again, it was back to the Windows image. This domain user has the custom image I want manually set also and shows the correct one when it's logged in. If I log back in as the Administrator, then log out, same thing occurs. The image I want, but reverted as soon as another user logs in and out. – Aquanaut's Holiday Jan 25 '17 at 18:07

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