Remove the default wallpaper (for Dell server RDP access)

We recommend Dell servers to our clients. However for some bizarre reason they set the default wallpaper to their own high colour Dell wallpaper that is highly graded.

Unfortunately this has the side effect of making it very slow to access the server via RDP when connecting, as it has to transmit this wallpaper even when the "Wallpaper" option is switched off in the RDP client.

To fix this, this registry entry will remove the default Dell wallpaper. (just rename from .txt to .reg after reading it!) or use this command at the 'Run' command prompt

reg add "HKU\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "Wallpaper" /d "" /t REG_SZ /f

If you would like to change the RDP port number while you are at it:-

reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\Winstations\RDP-Tcp" /v "PortNumber" /d "3389" /t REG_DWORD /f
Change 3389 to the port number you desire, then reboot.




I had exactly the same annoyance with our dell server. Thanks for your hint and the reg file which has fixed it !!

This has been doing my head in - Thanks Very Much for posting this !!!!!!!!!!!!

Excellent - thank-you very much.

Fantastic, thankyou for posting this.