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System administrator wallpaper bypass Anonymous 18/11/21(Wed)10:34 No. 22614 ID: efb18f

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Hey /halp/, 7ch isn't blocked at my university, so I thought I'd ask if anybody here knows how to change a wallpaper when the system administrator blocks desktop personalisation. I'll actually provide some troubleshooting information as well, rather than being a total pain.
OS is Windows 10 Education Edition.
#1 - Browsers can't override it; IE11 doesn't even have "Set as desktop background" as a selectable option.
#2 - File Explorer's "Set as desktop background" is selectable but does nothing.
#3 - Windows personalisation is restricted on desktop background and screensaver tabs, managed by system administator.
#4 - There isn't any generic wallpaper.png or etc. to swap out in Pictures.
#5 - Can't edit or access the registry to change the wallpaper key in HKCU.

No idea why they do this stuff, I'm only going to waste my time to undermine this tbqh. They've only just implemented this pointless policy.
Also let me know if there's a more appropriate board for this question.
Thanks in advance, /halp/.

Anonymous 18/11/21(Wed)14:01 No. 22617 ID: 9bee16

Damn dude I've heard of schools icing their boxes out but that pretty extreme. I honestly have no idea at this point personally

Anonymous 18/11/21(Wed)14:12 No. 22618 ID: efb18f

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Yeah I don't understand why they'd put this much restriction on simply changing your desktop background.

Considering asking /pr/ about injecting the registry with echo, remember hearing something about that a while back.

Anonymous 18/11/21(Wed)15:25 No. 22620 ID: 9667b8

Honestly I wouldn't do anything. If it's that iced they probably have someone monitoring it which could get you in trouble and I doubt the change would last longer than your current session.

Anonymous 18/11/21(Wed)15:40 No. 22621 ID: efb18f

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Not going to try anything right now. I think they're going to have to change this policy anyway. Whatever they've done to stop users changing the background with a browser, they've also ruined utilities like copying images to the clipboard.

Anonymous 18/12/06(Thu)09:08 No. 22623 ID: 95d4f9

Wait, seriously no one in this thread gets why they forbid changing the background on a public-use machine? Your trolling is as weak as your hacking.

Anonymous 18/12/06(Thu)23:11 No. 22626 ID: a870df

OP knows why, he's just pissed he can't change all the school's backgrounds to porn.

Anonymous 18/12/07(Fri)14:20 No. 22627 ID: efb18f

Do know why, just want a waifu background tbqh.

Anonymous 18/12/07(Fri)14:46 No. 22630 ID: d57d24

In my defense I have not been in school in a long fucking time so no I never thought of him changing the wallie to Riley Reid.

You want to change the wall on a dinky school pooter so it can be your waifu. That's true love right there.

Anonymous 19/01/02(Wed)18:20 No. 22635 ID: 6d454c

Just ask the IT helpdesk to allow changing wallpapers. Say that you can't concentrate without your waifu. Make sure to get as many students spamming their email, too. If these are public computers, then your school won't probably allow this, though.

Also, this. Just using someone else's account can be considered "hacking" or a data breach.

test!rvCKZNcnTM 19/01/02(Wed)21:01 No. 22636 ID: 57f6cd


Anonymous 19/01/14(Mon)19:35 No. 22644 ID: 1c429d

I'vd been out of the "hacking" game for quite a while, now. 95/98/ME/XP were my playgrounds.

That said, if there is already a wallpaper in use, can't you just find that file and replace it with a different picture and give it the same name? Do it from a linux USB or CD if you can't write the file from windows?

Unless the wallpaper is looked up on a server somewhere and updated on each boot or something, which I find doubtful.

I have a similar question:
I want to change the go-to-screensaver/turnoff - monitor time on my computer at work, but those options are not available (but you can change your wallpaper all you want, go figure)

Why? So I can be away from my desk longer and nobody can use the state of my monitor as an indication of how long I might have been "missing".

It's a Windows 7 machine,and they use active directory to lock everybody down.

But here's the kicker:
You're only prevented from making changes, the settings themselves don't seem to be enforced, because some computers I was able to change before the lockdown happened still have my old settings.

Anonymous 19/01/15(Tue)00:18 No. 22645 ID: a870df

Usually they'll put the background in a restricted folder that normal users can't write to. At login it'll update that image with a copy from the server so any changes are only temporary.

It sounds like your workplace defined the 'prevent users from changing' setting but didn't define the value itself. They're different settings in the policy, all they have to do is enable it and populate it with their preferred value and voila, a uniform time is enforced.

95/98/SE/ME were very different creatures, it was actually a problem to limit users since by default users had full control. NT is the opposite, users normally have no control and administator features must be explicitly added. XP suffered from being long in the tooth by the time it was retired with a dizzying array of patches plugging holes while simultaneously opening additional holes.

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