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Using GPO to set the Marquee Screensaver settings.

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I want to use GPO to configure our users screensaver settings. I have got the timeout and password settings working but would like to use the Marquee screensaver to display the company name. However I don't seem to be able to set the preferences for the Marquee screensaver in GPO.

I also want to force the default Windows XP style (with no background) on all the users but haven't had much luck doing this either. It looks like I need to create a custom msstyles file but I don't know how to create them.

Oh, we're running Windows 2003 Server domain and mainly Windows XP clients we have the odd Win2k machine still around though.

Any ideas/suggestions on where to look?
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Question by:landislund
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by:Stekman99
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Create a .reg file with this info and have it run as a log in script: (Change the values for your desires)


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Screen Saver.Marquee]
"BackgroundColor"="0 0 128"
"CharSet"="0"
"Font"="Tahoma"
"Mode"="1"
"Size"="24"
"Speed"="14"
"Text"="XXXXX"
"TextColor"="255 0 255"
"Attributes"="00000"
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by:landislund
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I have got the reg file working (Thank you). just a couple of questions:-

1. Which setting changes the position to random?

and

2. Can the reg file be run surpressing the messages that appear?

Many Thanks
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by:Stekman99
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Hi again,

1: Set attributes to 00010 and mode to 1

2. regedit /s regfilename.reg
for a quite change of the key

Cheers,
Stefan
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by:landislund
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Hi Stefan,

That has worked, Thank You very much.

Any ideas on how to create the msstyle file? Or how I force a set style? I just want the default XP style.

Many Thanks

Kevin
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Stekman99 earned 125 total points
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Hi,

I dont know to much to much about the stylefile. I would recommend open a new Issue/Case about it.

Cheers,
Stefan
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by:landislund
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Ok, thanks Stefan
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