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Edit Default Domain GPO

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The Default Domain GPO is a good place to make system wide changes.
Beware.. if you goof up you might just lock yourself out!

On the workstation

We will do two things in the Default Domain Policy:
1. Set a default login background
2. Disable Autorun


Copy this background to \\supertechguy\NETLOGON\backgroundDefault.jpg


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Download the background
Open \\supertechguy\NETLOGON (or whatever you called your domain, \\[DOMAIN NAME]\NETLOGON)
Drag background to NETLOGON folder
Rename to backgroundDefault.jpg

Start -> All Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Group Policy Management

(Right Click) Default Domain Policy -> Edit

Computer Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows Settings -> Folders
(Right Click) New -> Folder

Action: Create
Path: C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds

Action: Create
Path: C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info

Files
(Right Click) New -> File

Action: Replace
Source Files: \\supertechguy\NETLOGON\backgroundDefault.jpg  (\\supertechguy\ should be replaced by \\[DOMAIN NAME\)
Destination File: C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\backgroundDefault.jpg

Registry
(Right Click) New -> Registry Item

Action: Replace
Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key Path: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background
Value name: OEMBackground
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value data: 00000001
Base: Hexadecimal

Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> AutoPlay Policies
Double Click "Turn off Autoplay"

Enabled
Turn off Autoplay on: All drives
OK

Done.



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