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SOLVED: Windows 10 Lock Screen Graphic GPO Not Working On 1703

If you have Windows 10 Enterprise or Education you should be able to use a GPO to set a custom lock and home screen.  Unfortunately, Windows 10 1703 broke that and it has been driving many IT staff crazy trying to fix it.

After a few weeks of banging around with Microsoft Partner Support they have just confirmed that this will be fixed shortly:

After checking with our Product team, it seems that our issue will be fixed on the non-security cumulative update that will be released on the 4th Tuesday of May, which is May 23

Crystal – MS Partner Support

I know my staff will be happy and as this is holding up several deployments.  One of my customers put a global deployment on hold because Win 10 1703 would not respect the GPO that sets the custom lock and home screens.

Note that if you have Windows 10 Pro, S or Home, this GPO is completely ignored and there really is no easy way to set a custom lock and home screen.

In case you do not already know, the GPO to set a custom home and lock screen is:

COMPUTER > POLICIES > ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES > CONTROL PANEL > PERSONALIZATION > FORCE A SPECIFIC DEFAULT LOCK SCREEN AND LOGON IMAGE

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  1. avatar
    ErikN05-19-17

    Kinda bold to set the status to solved. It is a promise Microsoft will (try to) fix it in the next cumulative update. First I need to have actual proof of this fix, before claiming a issue to be solved.

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      Ian Matthews05-24-17

      That is the fact. The problem is solved. Quit working on trying to get around it, and just wait for the patch. 🙂

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