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  1. I am working on a new golden image for our department. I have gotten almost everything working with lock screens and colors and such for Windows 8.1 as well as Windows 7. I am having one small issue which I haven't found a solution yet. That is setting the correct default background image. In my task sequence I am applying the OS Branding step following the Setup Windows and Configuration Manager step. This step runs a Powershell script which sets permissions on the various Windows\Web folders, copies the OEM image files, and sets a few registry keys. Part of this script also determines the current screen resolution and then copies the appropriate file to the Windows\Screen\Wallpaper folder. I have several different files that it selects from based upon the current ratio of the screen. So it will copy Background1024x768 or Background1920x1200 as appropriate depending on the current resolution. The problem I running into is no matter what I do, the resolution of the machine will always be 1024x768 at this step in the Task Sequence. I have tried adding VResoution=1 and XResolution=1 variables to force it to change the resolution (a tip from a Google search). I have also tried setting the resolutions to 1 in the Display settings in both the Specialize section and the OOBE section of the UNATTEND.XML file. Neither of these seems to work. When the task sequence finishes, the fully imaged machine does indeed boot with the Recommended resolution. However, because it isn't set to the proper resolution during the task sequence, my background is not the correct resolution. I did try putting in the machine specific settings in via the Display setting in the OOBE section with an UNATTEND.XML file, the script works like a champ. This would be great if all of my machines had the same resolution, which of course they do not. Any thoughts on how I can get this to work. I am at the point where I am considering setting up an Autologon and RunOnce at the end of the OSD task sequence to accomplish the task, but I am trying to avoid this if possible.
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