Best way to deploy a company screen saver.

uktransplant
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I've been asked to deploy a screen saver to about 150 users in the organisation and then ensure that they cannot change it.
I'm thinking this can be done via GPO but how exactly?
I did try getting the file deployed via a script within the domain login script but i cant get it to deposit the file.

From what i understand the *scr file needs to be in the System32 folder for this to work.

My servers are windows server 2003 and my desktops are XP Pro SP3.
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Arman KhodabandeIT Manager and Consultant
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After deploying there are a lot of options. But if you don't want users to change Screen saver, use the following option:

GPO -> User Configuration -> Administrative templates -> Control Panel -> Display

Hide Screen Saver Tab (Users will not be able to change settings)...

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Thank you for the reply's.

So i currently have GPO pushing out the company Screensaver,(in test) and I've enabled the Hide Screen Saver tab.
Because the actual screensaver file(*.scr) has to sit in the system 32 folder for it to work I've just been asked 'Does this mean we need to install this file on everybody's machine'? My answer was 'yes I believe so'
My question is how do I push out a *.scr file from a central location to everybody's System32 folder.
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@uktransplant

You can just write a loop that would go through all of the IPs for the PCs and do a copy to the UNC path. Need to know what subnet they are on but assuming it is 255.255.255.0, on a 192.168.1.x network, and assuming the PCs are 100-125 then...

@ECHO OFF
FOR %%A IN (100 101 102 103) DO (
  COPY \\YOURSERVER\YOURSHARE\YOURFILE.TXT \\192.168.1.%%A\COMPUTERFOLDER\YOURFILE.SCR
)

This is also assuming the computers are on and the COMPUTERFOLDER has got a workgroup share setup on it and the user you are logged in as has rights to that share.

Good Luck
Arman KhodabandeIT Manager and Consultant

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