Sep 23 2020 10:49 AM
Sep 23 2020 10:49 AM
We're looking to deploy a set of custom meetings backgrounds to all of our users, what's the bets method for that? Looking at using the file copy option via a GPO but wanted to see if there might be some other ways of doing it. Has anyone done this in their orgs?
Sep 23 2020 01:51 PM
Sep 23 2020 03:16 PM
Thanks Henry, I'll post back here with how this goes just so folks have it as a reference. I'm guessing at some point this would be added as a setting option as it seems many would want backgrounds deployed to their users as a branding option.
Sep 23 2020 03:19 PM
Hi @Jamie Hosley ,
Yeah, I would get an entry on User Voice and I will give it a vote or you could up vote an existing entry such as: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/40646029-more-granular-control...
Don't forget any idea you have, either get an up vote in or make a new entry at: Microsoft Teams UserVoice
Sep 24 2020 12:01 AM
@Jamie Hosley Hey, haven't done this but agree that pushing the pictures to the clients location should be the way to go (per now at least).
Just a heads up, if I'm not mistaking if a user never has used a background the directories (background/uploads) hasn't been populated so you would have to create these for them. And you can't change the default, the user will need to select a custom background.
And while I'm at it. This is available as an add-on to customize the experience further, such as customized lobby etc. Perhaps they will add the "background branding" feature as well.
'Advanced Communications add-on for Microsoft Teams'
"We'll be adding more customization's, tools, and communications enhancements in the coming months."
Sep 25 2020 11:45 AMSolution
Dec 15 2020 02:14 PM
@Jamie Hosley hey can you please explain how did you do that?
I am trying to find a way to complete the exact same task but no luck
Dec 15 2020 02:55 PM
Dec 22 2020 08:15 AM
@Jamie Hosley I just received a request from our org to push a set of custom backgrounds to our users. Looking forward to you sharing the details, as I'm not quite sure where to start.
Dec 22 2020 11:38 AM
we created an msi package and install.cmd with the image files that placed them in "C:\ProgramData\OurTeamsFolder\Software\TeamsBackgrounds", then Active Setup was used to copy the files from "C:\ProgramData\OurTeamsFolder\Software\TeamsBackgrounds" to "%appdata%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads\" then it performed a reboot.
Feb 07 2021 01:06 PM - edited Feb 07 2021 01:06 PM
Nice solution, but if your custom backgrounds that you want to add change a lot it would be nice to not having to create new msi packages. I created a methode that allows you to just add custom background images to a folder on a share and then it is added to all the users you want.