Deploy corporate screensaver and desktop wallpaper to 250 node Active Directory network
Posted on 2003-12-08
I want to assign a newly designed corporate screensaver and desktop wallpaper to all 250 Windows 2000 Pro client computers on an Active Directory network. Currently users do not have administrative rights to their machine, and no standard has been set for either the desktop wallpaper or the screensaver.
I thought it would be easiest to use Group Policy to assign both, but I'm not sure how to copy the actual .scr and .jpg files to each client computer's hard disk (logon script doesn't seem appropriate here).
While researching this, I saw a note that said if I pointed the Group Policy setting (under User Configuration - Administrative templates - Desktop - Active Desktop) to a shared networked location (example: \\server\readyonlyshare\corp.jpg) that it would be cached locally.
If this is true, where would I find the file in the client's file system? Also, will this work with a screensaver as well?
If these ideas won't work, what is the easiest way for me to accomplish this task?