Remote Control: Desktop wallpaper on remote host is not disabled

Document ID : KB000033563
Last Modified Date : 02/07/2018
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Issue:

The following Remote Control policy is set to TRUE, however, the user's desktop wallpaper is still enabled:

Policy: DSM --> Remote Control --> Host --> General --> Always disable wallpaper
Value: TRUE

Environment:
Client Automation (ITCM) -- any version.
Cause:
If there is a Group Policy to enable Active Desktop, when RC connects it acts as the User and cannot disable Active Desktop nor remove the wallpaper set.
Resolution:
A group policy may be forcefully enabling an active desktop on the system, which will result in a wallpaper still getting displayed.

You can check if an Active Desktop is configured in Global Policy:
gpedit.msc --> Local Computer Policy --> User Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> Desktop

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