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BgInfo on client computers

Posted on 2007-03-23
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I have several Hundred workstations to manage and I want all of them to use BgInfo to display specific information on the desktop background.  I have configured the BgInfo.bgi file the way I wish it to appear but the problem I am running into is that if a PC on my network has never run a *.bgi file then it doesn't know what program to use to open it with.

I have a Win2k3 domain with AD.
I figure I can put the program in Netlogon and call it from a script, but how do I ensure that the client systems know to use BgInfo.exe to open bgi files without having to touch each one and point it to the correct app?
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If you call
BGinfo config.bfi
from the script where is the problem ? You specify BGinfo followed by the config file
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I have downloaded Bginfo from the Sysinternals site and it doesn't include a config.bfi file, I don't understand how to create one or what the syntax for such a file should be.
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Should the syntax then be
Start Bginfo.exe bginfo.bgi /timer:0
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Syntax is:

Start \\servername\netlogon\bginfo\Bginfo.exe \\srvername\netlogon\bginfo\BGInfo.bgi /timer:0 /NOLICPROMPT
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