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Configure windows screensaver through the registry

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I am configuring my logon script to change the registry properties of the user’s screensaver. I want to set it up so that it automatically set the users screensaver and disable the option for him to change it.

My problem is that when I set the screensaver path in the registry, it does not want to accept a full path like c:\windows\system32\screen.scr

But when I change it to say only screen.scr, then it accepts it.

My registry file looks like this:

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_USERs\.default\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveTimeOut"="1000"
"ScreenSaveActive"="1"
"SCRNSAVE.EXE"="c:\windows\system32\screen.scr"    
"ScreenSaverIsSecure"=""


I have to set line 5 to "SCRNSAVE.EXE"="screen.scr" for it to actually amend the property. If I use the full path it ignores the command and just leaves the property as is.

I am writing this registry script for Windows XP and will include it in my logon script under Exchange 2003

Thank you for your time    
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try c:\\windows\\system32\\screen.scr
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Great. It worked!!! thanks for your help
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