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Windows 7 Custom Screen Saver Issue

Posted on 2010-11-15
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Hi Guys,

      I have a custom screen saver that has been deployed to all of our Windows XP machine via GPO, it has been running fine. Recently we introduced several Windows 7 machine into our network, the same screen saver policy seems to be applied correctly. Under personalization I can see the custom screen saver being set. However, here is the issue, I can run the custom screen saver file on windows 7 desktop without any problem, but if I try to run the same screen saver file in c:\windows\system32 directory it will not run at all (the screen saver file that came with windows 7 runs fine). Same thing if I try to preview the custom screen saver under personalize, the screen saver won't come on. Any idea what's wrong?
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You're trying to run s-saver uner common user acount? If so, that can be UAC problem. Put screensaver in non-system location.
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UAC has already been turn off, I think screen saver has to be installed in c:\windows\system32 for windows to pick it up.
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Ok, figured it out. Move screen saver file to c:\windows solved the issue. For some reason, in Windows 7 the custom screen saver file can not be located in c:\windows\system32
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