Trying to create a standard corporate screensaver to deploy on computers. I want the computers to display a slideshow with 6 pictures. I have already created a script that copies the files to the local machines under c:\screensaver.
I created a gpo with the settings:
enable screen saver - enabled
force specific screen saver - enabled
screen saver executable name C:\windows\system32\photos
screen saver timeout - enabled
This works but it points to the default picture location - not the path I want. I have read many articles that say you need to set the screensaver manually on a machine and export the registry key:
t\Windows Photo Viewer\Slideshow\Screensav
In three different values namely EncryptedPIDL, Speed & Shuffle"
The problem is that HKCU\software\microsoft\wi
ndows Photo Viewer does not exist on our windows 7 machines.
I did a search of the registry and EncryptedPIDL does not exist. I did find another setting in the registry under HKCU/software/microsoft/wi
ndows live/photo gallery/slideshow/screensa
ver called FolderPath. I tried changing this to c:\screensaver but that did not seem to change anything.
I also want the slideshow to transition using fade and slow. I can accomplish exactly what I want if I set the settings manually on a computer, but not through Group policy.