Screensaver Software Corporate Environment

Posted on 2009-12-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-08

I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience when it comes to purchasing screensaver software for their environment. I am wanting to create a custom screensaver and then deploy it to the firm, but of course not getting caught with licensing issues.

Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:mishcondereya
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    Accepted Solution

    You do not need to purchase screen saver if you are running a windows domain environmnet.
    This can be done on the domain controller
    First you have to create a folder and assign read ntfs and share permissions to all users on the domain,
    Then copy the wall paper which would be standard across all computers in the network to this folder.
    In the active directory the OU container which has the domain users. Open group policy settings on the container and navigate to user configuration-Administrative templates-desktop-active desktop- active desktop wall paper. (specify the path of the shared folder that contains the screen saver).
    Enforce required policies.


    Author Comment


    Thanks for your response. We don't really want to enable Active Desktop Wall Paper, and considering the screensaver is 10mb, this could use a lot of bandwidth on the network. We did all sit down and discuss this and we came up with the idea of deploying the custom .scr file to all PC's, and then change the screensaver within GPO.

    Author Closing Comment

    Decided to purchase a corporate piece of software.

    Expert Comment

    by:John Desselle
    I am wanting to do the same thing, but my file is only 89 KB.  How much network traffic can I expect?  We have 6500 comptuers all across Louisiana and 7 servers running them.

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