Set Corporate Lock Screen Wallpaper with Intune for Non Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education Machines

Set Corporate Lock Screen Wallpaper with Intune for Non Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education Machines

In my previous article I showed you how you can leverage PowerShell and Intune to set a computers wallpaper even if the OS was not Enterprise or Education. Currently, If you want to set the wallpaper or lock screen wallpaper via Intune Policies, you must be on either Enterprise or Education. In this article I will show you how you can leverage PowerShell and Intune, and set your own lock screen wallpaper no matter the version.

In my example I will use Intune to set the lock screen image of my end user machines to the following image:

First, we need to create a PowerShell script that will do the following:

  • Download the wallpaper
  • Store the wallpaper locally on the target machine
  • Set the lock screen wallpaper

In my example, I want to set my wallpaper as the following image: https://www.thelazyadministrator.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/nicewall.jpg, which will be named wallpaper_LazyAdmin.jpg and stored at C:\MDM. If the directory is not present it will create it, and if the proper registry keys are not found it will create them as well.

TIP: Because we are modifying the PersonalizationCSP key, users will see that the lock screen image is managed by Group Policy

When you modify the PowerShell script to fit your corporate needs, save it locally as we will need to import it into Intune.

In the Azure Portal, navigate to Intune > Device Configuration > PowerShell scripts and press “+ Add” to add a new PowerShell configuration script

In the Basics section, give your policy a valid Name and Description and then press Next

In the Script Settings section, specify the PowerShell script file we created and saved up above

In the Scope Tags section, configure any scope tags for the policy. I do not have any scope tags so I will press Next

In the Assignments section, I will assign this policy to my “Intune Devices” group. You can apply this to any group you prefer. Once you have assigned the policy to the correct group(s) press Next

Finally, in the Review + Add section, review your new configuration policy. If it is set up to your enterprises needs, press Add.

On my target machine I can see that the policy applied as my lock screen wallpaper is the image specified

15 thoughts on “Set Corporate Lock Screen Wallpaper with Intune for Non Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education Machines

  1. Thank you for share this, “Set Lock Screen Wallpaper”. However, mine still has the words, a long with the magnifying glass to “Take the quiz”. How do I remove that? Any help would be great.
    Thank you in advance.

    1. weird when I set the Lock Screen wallpaper I don’t get the spotlight anymore. Will have to do some testing in my lab

        1. Brad,
          I’ve created the GPO to copy the file to the computers, create the registry keys and set their values.
          The only thing I missed was that last command “rundll32.exe…”
          That’s the command that activates it?
          I ran it manually on the computers after the GPO ran and there’s only a blue screen, not the image…
          Anything I’m missing?

          1. If you’re doing GPO I wouldn’t do the GPO to run the script but use the GPO to set the reg keys. After reboot it should be configured

  2. The problem is only Windows Spotlight.
    If it isn’t set before you apply this config, you are ok. But Spotlight is turned on by default on Windows 10 Pro…
    Since there’s no way to disable Spotlight on Windows 10 Pro using GPO, I’m back again to square one.

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