Display information on all users desktop.
Posted on 2011-09-29
I have been set a task. I need to find if it is possible to display information on all our users computers (widely dispersed within the UK) with out causing problems.
Each user needs to have the PC hostname and the pc IP address displayed on the desktop of the pc so if they have a problem they have this information to hand when asked by a support rep.
Each site runs local desktop and citrix desktop so displaying the info on either screen will be good.
Each site has varying quality of connection (worst is @1/2mb but they usually do not have many users)
Each PC will have multiple users/profiles and this information needs to be displayed on each users profile.
Laptops will vary their location so the IP address will change and this needs to be reflected.
I have been given this info which has prompted this question because I never thought this would be so difficult -
"Although this is easy to implement you have to consider the negative side of this as far as performance is concerned. As that info is actually part of the back ground image, this has to be held in memory and constantly re-drawn when you move windows around your desktop. This can significantly slow down the operation of your workstation"
Any help, pointers advice or solutions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance