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Data type


Default value


0 | 1



Disables all options on the Background tab of Display in Control Panel. As a result, users cannot add or change the background design of the desktop.

This entry stores the setting of the Disable changing wallpaper Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group Policy deletes this entry from the registry, and the system behaves as though the value is 0.



0 (or not in the registry)

The policy is disabled or not configured. Options on the Background tab are enabled.


The policy is enabled. The Background tab still appears, but all options on the tab are disabled.

Change method

To change the value of this entry, use Group Policy. This entry corresponds to the Disable changing wallpaper Group Policy (User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display).

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For detailed information about particular Group Policy settings, see the Windows 2000 Resource Kit Group Policy Reference.

For general information about Group Policy, see Windows 2000 Server Help or Windows 2000 Professional Help.

To see a table associating policies with their corresponding registry entries, see the Group Policy Registry Table .

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