BGInfo for client wallpaper

Posted on 2006-05-20
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Hi all

I want my client machines to run BGInfo when users logon.

I've tried entering the following in the Run at Logon area of the GPE:

\\servername\NETLOGON\bginfo.exe \\servername\NETLOGON\filename.bgi /timer:0

and I've also tried the same command in a logon script.

Neither work because users don't have the rights to change the wallpaper themselves - I checked this by running the same command in Start\Run... on their desktops.

Is there a way to allow the script to change desktop wallpaper even though users cannot?  I'd rather not have people messing around with wallpaper although I appreciate I can remove all changes at log off.  I suppose I could leave the desktop settings unavailable but still give users the rights to change the wallpaper - just checking to see if there's a more elegant solution !


Question by:SimonUK
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    Accepted Solution

    You have to change the .bgi file(s) you're using; the default location for the bginfo bitmap is the Windows folder. Open the .bgi file in BgInfo, choose "Location" from the "Bitmap" menu, and pick, for example, the user's temporary files folder (or any other folder where the user has write access).
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    Author Comment

    Spot on, thanks !


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