How To depoly BGINFO across the Domain

Hi There,

I would like to deploy bginfo across the domain and i would like some assistance please.
All my scripting is done through scriptlogic desktop authority.

Much appreciated if someone could give me the steps to roll out bginfo


Thanks


MCP200Asked:
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Joseph DalyCommented:
I dont know much (anything) about scriptlogic desktop authority but I have deployed bginfo using a group policy startup script. This was very easy and basically consisted of a 3 line batch file and a small VB script.

Batch script
IF EXIST C:\bginfo.exe GOTO END1
copy \\server\share\bginfo.exe c:\

:END1
IF EXIST C:\template.bgi GOTO END2
copy \\server\share\template.bgi c:\

:END2
IF EXIST "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\start.vbs" GOTO END3
copy \\server\share\start.vbs "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"

:END3
exit

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Joseph DalyCommented:
Start.vbs script
wscript.sleep(15000)

Set objApp = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") 
objApp.Run "C:\bginfo.exe c:\template.bgi /taskbar /nolicprompt /silent"

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MCP200Author Commented:
Hi Guru,

Thanks for that,

Do i have to join the two scripts together ?

Regards,

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Joseph DalyCommented:
No you dont. Basically you put both scripts in a location that users can access on a network share. You set the bat file as the startup script in your group policy.

Depending on how you want bginfo deployed you may not even need the second part of the script.

The reason I had to use the vbs script was because I wanted to run it on the taskbar and it needed to wait until windows was running before I could do that. The second script basically just waits 15 seconds and launches the bginfo.
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MCP200Author Commented:
xxdcmast,

Thanks for the reply.

What if the users change the wallpaper while the are logged in ?does this mean the bg info config won't be applied right?

Do  i have to prevent users from changing there wall papers ?

Is there  bginfo MSI version on the web ?


Many Thanks


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Joseph DalyCommented:
If they have the ability to change the background then yes until the next time they log in the information will not be there.

The good thing about the script above is that it starts bginfo as a tray icon rather than printing the information on the screen. This way the user can click the tray icon to display a window with the information. In our configuration we set it with computername and IP address for when we need to remote into them to provide support.

As far as I know there is no BGinfo msi you could try making one yourself with some MSI authoring programs but I just found it easier to deploy with a scrip.
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