Remote Desktop setting the default lock screen in 8 and 8.1?

I have noticed when you remote desktop from any machine to your 8 or 8.1 box your screen reverts to this:

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How annoying! Especially if you have a branding policy in your office or are feeling a little artsy.

Problem: Windows likes to the use default users lock screen image when I remote desktop or am logged out.

Solution: Set the default image for all users via a newly added through group policy.
First of all we need to open the group policy editor (if you want to edit it locally). If your on a domain I will assume you know how to use GPO’s and where to find them.

Open a new run window (Windows + R) and type gpedit.msc. Then press enter.
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You will then need to navigate to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalization\Force a specific default lock screen image

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Double click to edit the policy, enter the path of the policy and click apply!

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Simply log out and log back in to see the changes!

 

 

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