Solved

BgInfo on client computers

Posted on 2007-03-23
4
205 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-16
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?
0
Comment
Question by:alexianit
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
KCTS earned 50 total points
ID: 18781353
If you call
BGinfo config.bfi
from the script where is the problem ? You specify BGinfo followed by the config file
0
 

Author Comment

by:alexianit
ID: 18781672
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:alexianit
ID: 18781716
Should the syntax then be
Start Bginfo.exe bginfo.bgi /timer:0
0
 

Author Comment

by:alexianit
ID: 18793512
Syntax is:

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

Featured Post

Stressed Out?

Watch some penguins on the livecam!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In threads here at EE, each comment has a unique Identifier (ID). It is easy to get the full path for an ID via the right-click context menu. However, we often want to post a short link within a thread rather than the full link. This article shows a…
The Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime retrieve the number of milliseconds since the system was started. However, the value is stored in a DWORD, which means that it wraps around to zero every 49.7 days. This article shows how to solve t…
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery, including how to invoke it on a web page. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery.: (CODE)
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question