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Hi,

Right click my computer >properties in the general tab need to change.i want to put in some data in that place as help desk no and etc.
is there any way i can update all computers IN the machine.

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Sharath
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I think this is what your wanting to do:
http://www.uninets.net/~blaisdel/whistler10.htm#InformationSystemPropertiesGeneralTab

Once you have the files you need, simply create a batch script to copy the files to your C:\windows\system32 folder and place the script in your GPO as a startup script.

ex.  copy \\servername\sharedlocation\file.inf c:/windows/system32
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kaleshire

This is what i want but how do i change this on all my 1500 comp's i have?
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This conecpt only requires 1 file.  " oeminfo.ini "
I'm assuming you have 1500 computers on a domain network.  Setup a GPO(group policy object) and add the following startup script to the GPO.
For the startup script, create a batch file that will run the following command:
    SET COPYCMD=/Y
    copy \\servername\netlogon\oeminfo.ini "%WINDIR%/system32/"
Setting COPYCMD=/Y will suppress any promtps and force overwiriting of the file in the system32 folder.  Now, there currently won't be an oeminfo.ini file for most computers, but the script will need to be published for a while because more than likely not all computers will be turned on and run the script on the same day.  This way the script can run many times without needing user interaction and ensure all computers are taken care of.  Make sure the location of the oeminfo.ini file is accessible by all computers on the network somewhere.  

Once you've created the GPO all computers will run this script during startup and copy the file to their corresponding system32 folder.  After that whenever they click on My Computer>Properties your info will be displayed.
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Where can i find this

oeminfo.ini .I cannot get this file...
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You have to create it from scratch, the file doesn't exist in the computer unless your computer manufacturer added their info the general tab already.  The link i posted walks you through all of the details to include in the file.  

Open Notepad, enter the details for the file, then save as oeminfo.ini
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Ok thanks.Is there a way to add picture our company Logo here....
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The link that i posted includes this ability as well.   Here is an excerpt from the articles explaining how to do this.

To take this one step further, you can even have your company logo displayed by creating a 172x172 pixel bitmap image. Name the image oemlogo.bmp and save it in your system directory. Now when you open the System properties applet, your company information should appear.
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I have foloowed the steps as per you said but i am not able to see the photo
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The bitmap image should be saved with filename oemlogo.bmp and place in the c:\windows\system32 directory.
The oeminfo.ini file should also be placed in the c:\windows\system32 folder.  
Keep in mind, that the image will not appear in the properties tab unless the oeminfo.ini file is also in the c:\windows\system32 directory with the oemlogo.bmp file.
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Should i change any thing else i tried the same as you mentioned but does not show the picture
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What version of windows is this for?
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Windows 2003
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I just tried it out on my Windows Server 2003 R2 system and it worked perfectly.  Be aware for the future that Windows Vista has a different method for implementing this concept.
http://pcproblems.wordpress.com/2007/05/12/custom-branding-vista/

If you'd like, i would be happy to email you my test files i have that worked with my Windows Server 2003 R2 system.  Just reply with your email and i'll send them over.
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Ok Can you send it to sharath.reddy
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Got it Thanks a lot for such good support...
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