How do I dynamically add info to my desktop wallpaper?

Posted on 2013-05-10
Last Modified: 2013-05-10
Here's a sortof-trivial question for a Friday afternoon:

On one of my servers, some previous system administrator set it up so that the desktop wallpaper always contains about a dozen lines of information about that server - OS version, DNS server, IP address, free space, etc.  (jpg attached)

Where would I go to see how he/she did that?  How could I set this up on all my servers?

Question by:Dwight Baer
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Probably done in an a programm called by autostart on logon, so check for example startmenu, programs, autostart in your user profile.
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Looking at desktopinfo it has some nice features like the graph for CPU however based on the screen print you provided I would tend to thing it was done with BGInfo.  It is placed either in the startup or the login script.

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Thanks so very much!  :)  You've made me happy.

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Glad we could help.  Having that information on the workstations makes it much easier on the support people. When someone calls with an issue we can ask such things as the IP address or computer name if we need to connect to their system as well as diagnose other issues from that display.  

Keep in mind that if they change the background the information may disappear from the screen until the next reboot though.

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