Set Desktop and Lock Screen wallpaper with Intune in Windows 10

This is a quick blog post to show you can set this fairly easily using Intune. Intune requires you to point to a URL for the wallpaper which at first seems a bit odd, but it actually makes a lot of sense when you have solutions like OneDrive. What am I talking about? Well, find a suitable wallpaper and place it on your Sharepoint OneDrive or Personal OneDrive. Then share the wallpaper and create a public viewing link like so



Next, test the link by pasting the URL into your browser and take a look at the result. It should look something like so

If you are happy with the result move on into Intune, go to Device Configuration and create a Windows 10 Device Restriction Profile where you configure Personalization and Lock Screen Experience where you simply paste the URL like so:



Assign the policy to a sutible group and sync your settings. and Voilà there you go – a perfect result! Smile




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And do not forget to leave a comment if you have any questions.

About the Author:

Marius A. Skovli
Microsoft Enterprise Client Management Evangelist with: 10+ years experience within Microsoft System Management Solutions Extensive experience across Private and Public Sector Passion for Community Driven work, volunteering within Microsoft technology Great belief that sharing experience within fellow peers is key to creating a sustainable society Strong commitment to System Center User Group Norway as co-founder and current leader I am a technology enthusiast working as a consultant for the consultant company CTGlobal. I have always been passionate about IT and have the last 10 + years worked with Management and Automation within Microsoft technology. Back in 2005/6 I started working with System Management Server (SMS) 2003 and have been working with Enterprise Client Management ever since, where i today focus on helping customers design and implement solutions based on System Center Configuration Manager and/or Enterprise Mobility Suite from Microsoft. Other parts of my work consists of speaking and presenting at different events and seminars, doing research and blog about solutions I find and products I work with. I truly believe in a strong community where knowledge and know-how is essential. Creating creative arenas where it is possible for peers to spread the word about new technologies and solutions is key and as an act on this I co-founded System Center User Group Norway ( SCUG is an initiative where we discuss, preach and present new technologies and solutions in the System Center Space from Microsoft. This is a free arena for everybody to join that is interested in/or enthusiastic about Microsoft Cloud Platform (Enterprise Client Management or Cloud and Datacenter). Specialties: System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM2007-SCCM2012), Enterprise Mobility and Intune, Windows and Windows server deployment.


  1. Phil May 11, 2017 at 20:00 - Reply

    Hi Marius, thanks for writing this. I followed your guide but instead used my personal OneDrive and Google Drive to create public links to a wallpaper, however, neither option worked. The deployment state only shows “Error”. Any idea what could have gone wrong or where to start troubleshooting?

    • Marius A. Skovli
      Marius A. Skovli May 14, 2017 at 20:36 - Reply

      Hi Phil, do you deploy to machine or user groups?

      • Phil May 18, 2017 at 0:40 - Reply

        Hi Marius, I am deploying to a device group (dynamic membership). Does this need to be deployed to a user group instead?

  2. Anderson Soares May 22, 2017 at 22:58 - Reply

    Hi Marius, i’m trying to set this up for 5 days already , for some reason idk its not setting up for my groups. Either if it’s setup as a device group or a user group. It shows that my groups are setup to the config policy but doesn’t show any device or user.

    Where can i enroll the devices to run the policy?


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  5. Niklas Christensen January 12, 2018 at 12:44 - Reply


    I succesfully follow this guide and work when tested.

    One problem, when doing this on our clients computers it failed.
    The pc I tested with has Windows 10 Enterprise, our clients computert has Windows 10 Pro.

    I have also read that Personalization CSP is not supported in Windows 10 Pro unless you use S mode and if SetEduPolicies is enabled.

    So basicly it all says that this function does not work in Windows 10 Pro

    Thanks 🙂

  6. R Jayant March 17, 2018 at 5:21 - Reply

    wooh that interesting! but I am currently using mac, probably I should on my desktop. Dammi want to share my article which i wrote on tech10ment which says which laptop brand is best in india

  7. Dylan January 2, 2019 at 12:13 - Reply

    I’ve bypassed the Windows 10 Enterprise and Education only by running a powershell script to change the background and lockscreen.

    • kenny January 23, 2019 at 16:35 - Reply

      Hi Dylan,

      Any chance of posting the script to change background image

  8. Iranna February 6, 2019 at 17:43 - Reply

    Hi, Will it work for Window10 Pro?

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