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How to deploy bginfo?

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I want to have bginfo on all of our servers. I can install it but then it is not there the next time I rdp in. How can I easily install it so everyone who rdp's in to these servers running Windows Server 2008?
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by:athomsfere
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Put it in the all users startup folder is the easiest...

Here is another ways too that a little sleeker.
http://forum.sysinternals.com/bginfo-at-startup_topic2081_post8838.html
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by:jamesh1031
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Thank you athomsfere.

Please assume I have no idea how or where to do anything. Can you give me detailed step by step instructions?
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Brad Howe earned 500 total points
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Hi,
Just add BGINFO to your starup folder for ALL USERS.  Place the BgInfo.exe and the logon.bgi in the C:\windows\system32\bginfo\ directory

Then open Regedit or Regedt32.
Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Run
Make a new String value (REG_SZ) and name it BgInfo.

In the Value Data: C:\windows\system32\bginfo\BgInfo.exe C:\windows\system32\bginfo\logon.bgi /TIMER:0

Cheers,
Hades666
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