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BGInfo Help

Hi Guys I've deployed BGInfo info via a Group Policy by enabling Loopback Processing, then applying to laptops and desktops and then the actually policy runs BGInfo.bat from sysvol. BGinfo.bat is then set to run BGInfo.exe and then config.bgi. The issue is users wallpapers are being awkwardly amended so they end up in a tiled state or just an awkward state altogether. Pic attached. What can I do to resolve this :( Sometimes what happens is the BGinfo writing doubles up on itself and puts two sets of info on top eachother? Help :(!!

I've deployed BGInfo info via a Group Policy by enabling Loopback Processing, then applying to laptops and desktops and then the actually policy runs BGInfo.bat from sysvol.

BGinfo.bat is then set to run BGInfo.exe and then config.bgi.

The issue is users wallpapers are being awkwardly amended so they end up in a tiled state or just an awkward state altogether. Pic attached. What can I do to resolve this :(

Sometimes what happens is the BGinfo writing doubles up on itself and puts two sets of info on top each other?

Help!!
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Rizzle
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Rizzle
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pony10usCommented:
From my experience with BGInfo it automatically sets the wallpaper to tile. This causes some issues depending on the resolution settings and the size of the picture. There have been many people asking for an option to select stretch or center however I have not yet seen one.
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RizzleAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply Pony10us but it still doesnt answer my question.
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pony10usCommented:
Try opening your .bgi file and choose Desktops choose the setting to Update this wallpaper set. It should recreate the new background each time with that setting.
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RizzleAuthor Commented:
I will give it a go in my test environment later on in the week. But i believe that option is already set.
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RizzleAuthor Commented:
Hi Pony,

I've checked it and the User Desktop option is set to "Update This Wallpaper"
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RizzleAuthor Commented:
Hi Pony,

Shall I just use page one of that guide where you set the Config.bgi to use these settings rather than copy users wallpaper settings?

Or do i need to follow the whole guide where i would need to set a custom wallpaper etc etc as that wouldnt resolve the issue at hand.
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pony10usCommented:
What we have found is that you need to change your wallpaper and then rerun bginfo.  This is not a permanent fix though.  The issue can return.  Then you just need to repeat the process.
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RizzleAuthor Commented:
Yeah that's not a fix but a workaround which doesn't help my situation I'm afraid.
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pony10usCommented:
That is the only thing we have come across and we have been running BGInfo for many years.  Perhaps someone else should step in here if they have the actual solution.  I would appreciate knowing as well.

Because we are in a terminal server environment we reapply the background every time someone logs in so this is not an issue in this scenario.

Sorry I can't be of more assistance.
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James HaywoodCommented:
I concur with pony10us. This is a known issue with BGinfo. Its a bit of a pain but it works 99% of the time and is free!
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matrixnzCommented:
I personally always disliked the BGinfo wallpaper and instead used the /taskbar or /popup switches, this adds a BGinfo icon in the users system tray, which is simple to access and get the same results without annoying the users by changing there wallpaper.
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RizzleAuthor Commented:
We're trying a few things internally to try and resolve this.
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pony10usCommented:
Can you tell us what other post?  As mentioned, some of us also have the issue as well.
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RizzleAuthor Commented:
Hi Pony,

I can't guarantee it will resolve your issues but here is the link to the other post.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_7/Q_28515337.html#a40323326
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RizzleAuthor Commented:
Issue resolved on another post.
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