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Hello folks, is there a way to change the screen saver for a specific picture via local gpo/gpo, or with a script?

I have a the computer list..

thanks for looking
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by:yo_bee
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You will need to copy the pictures to set location on each computer for this to work.

there are two registry areas you need to focus on .
This is the location and the way the slideshow performs
The folder location of the images are stored in an encrypted format.


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This is where you set the type of screensaver you want to use
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveActive"="1"
SCRNSAVE.EXE"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\PhotoScreensaver.scr"
"ScreenSaveTimeOut"="60"
"ScreenSaverIsSecure"="0"


What I would do is create the settings you desire on your computer can create a bat file that will copy the files to the desired location and run the reg.exe /s regfie

do you need help with creating the batch ?
Screensaver1.txt
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by:ivan rosa
ID: 41751450
Hello yo_bee,
please correct me if I'm wrong,
  1. save the body context of the as .reg file
  2. import it within regedit ? if so, then I get this err
err.JPG
or is it that I have to find it, cause i don't see the path
nt fnd
ps. i did same for Windows 7 x86/x64 and Win10 Pro and path would not be found
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by:yo_bee
ID: 41752057
My Reg is just an example.
You need to manually create the directory where the images will be stored and apply the screensaver settings.
Once this is down the two Keys that contain the values that you want to push to the other computers will be setting.

Export them separately.
You will need to cleanup the   [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Slideshow\Screensaver] to only include the Screensaver key values

Once cleaned up and can merge the two together as one Screensaver.reg file to push out.

You will also need to create a folder on each computer you push this out to and well as copy the content to that new folder

All this can be done via a single Bat file.

I hope this explains it better.
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by:ivan rosa
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I manually created the path for the pictures,
so I got the path now, and export the regs separately  
Capture.PNG
am I doing it right? if so what is the next step?
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by:yo_bee
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Did you set your Screensaver manually on your computer yet?
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by:ivan rosa
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yes, and the pictures are located in c:\SS\
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by:yo_bee
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Did you setup the Screensaver on your computer?
If you have never configured the Slideshow as a screensaver then the Reg setting will not be there.
Once you configure it on your computer then the reg settings are written to the registry
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by:yo_bee
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also do you have a Domain in place or is it a Workgroup?
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by:ivan rosa
ID: 41752904
domain

so for this would i have to create an bat and trigger it with a psexec or can it be trigger after submitting the files...

in which case I have something like so

transferingfiles.bat
 for /f %%a in (clients.txt) do (
 xcopy "source" "\\%%a\c$\SS" /e/y
)

local.bat
 reg /s nameofgile.reg. ?

trigger bat
 for /f %%a in (clients.txt) do (
 psexec \\%%a\c:\path\local.bat
)



or if you have something cleaner that would be awesome
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by:yo_bee
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You are missing the creation of the directory where the images will reside and the copying the images to this directory. This has to happen first before the registry are merged.

I found a link online that can help illustrate. I can get that for you in 1 hour.
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This talks about leverage GPMC to deploy via a domain, but you can swap the Logon scripts with your PSEXEC.

https://codegrue.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/implement-a-standard-photo-screen-saver-through-group-policy/
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by:ivan rosa
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yeaaah, good find, although I can see it might be a painful setup...., so I'll speak with the department and I just send the picture and instructions instead

since my deadline is tomorrow
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