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group policy enforcing one screen saver

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i am trying to enforce one screen saver for all users in my organisation through group policy. i succede to set the lockout time out and i have forbidden users from changing any seeting in the screensaver settings. but what i need is taht a specific picture should be the screensaver. i entered the path of this picture in the screen saver executable name in group policy.but still all users have none set as a screen saver..how can ienforce this picture to be a screen saver??

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by:robrandon
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You have to make sure that particular file exists on the users workstations.
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by:ckozloski
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You can't just set a picture as a screen saver. Screen Savers are executable files usually. You have to have a valid executable screen saver in order to set it.
You can, however, set the desktop wallpaper and not allow the users to change it.
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In addition to the above, you can try this:
Under the User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Control Panel>Display>Screen Saver executable name, you can specified the the program or program that you use to run, it could be a picture etc. You just need to make sure the executable and the needed file exist on all the workstation as mentioned above.
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by:sparks2000
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Thank you all,
but if i have a picture and i want to set it as a acreensaver ...how can i change it to executable??
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by:Americom
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Lets say you want to have a wallpaper with company logo for all machines. You can try User Configuation>Administrative> Templates>Desktop>Active Desktop>Active Desktop Wallpaper


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by:ckozloski
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There is software out there that you can purchase that will allow you to make your own screen savers so that they will install on windows.
If you do a web search for screen saver makers, you will find there are tons of free apps out there that will allow you to make a screen saver out of the picture you want to use and then you can install it.
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