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Can BGinfo wallpaper be hidden from Logon Screen to increase security

Posted on 2009-04-09
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I need to find a way of hiding the information that is displayed on the desktop for bginfo when the screen locks.

The information from bginfo is helpful but it is obviously a security risk if someone can see the servers information (ip address, server name etc.) on the screen when it is locked.

Does anyone know how this can be hidden?
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by:Justin Owens
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Not really... A locked console always shows the background image.  Honestly, I wouldn't use BGInfo on a server, mostly for the exact reason you posted this question, but also because I don't like extra processes running on my servers, even if they are once per login and short.
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by:BTLRNI
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Sadly we do need to run bginfo as it's usefulness far outweighs the disadvantages of an additonal process running.
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Justin Owens earned 375 total points
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You will need to resort to a third party software, then.  I have used Desktop Lock before, and the Business version allows for customizable locked backgrounds.  It may suffice for your needs, depending on the cost / time factor.

http://www.toplang.com/desktoplock.htmhttp://www.toplang.com/desktoplock.htm

I hope that helps.
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by:Justin Owens
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Sorry... I didn't men to post the URL twice.
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by:BTLRNI
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Looks like what I want to do isn't possible natively in Windows - thaks for all the suggestions.
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