Microsoft has released a hotfix to correct a situation where the “Load a specific theme” Group Policy setting is not applied correctly on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
Load a Specific Theme Group Policy not working
You can via the Group Policy, specify the default visual style for new users who logs on for the first time.
But consider the following scenario:
- You configure the Load a specific theme Group Policy setting in a domain. The policy successfully forces all the clients in the domain to apply a specific theme when a user logs on to a client computer.
- Then you enable the Prevent changing desktop background Group Policy setting.
- A new user logs on to a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
In this scenario, the Load a specific theme Group Policy setting is not applied for the new user. The specified wallpaper or color scheme is not used.
In such a case you can download and apply Fix307916 from Microsoft to resolve this issue.