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Restart and verify that your Desktop wallpaper has now been changed. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Running bginfo with double click worked fine but not with adding a shortcut to the autostart folder or using an autostart entry in the registry. Ive seen a suggestion elsewhere to use the following script: It’s how we do it. It’s a simple matter of getting BGInfo to run via a login or startup script. Iceman , Mar 10,

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That works a treat for us. BGInfo would take the official wallpaper, add its information and paint the resulting bitmap on the desktop. To add more you can select Fields, and Add. DesktipMar 10, I have attempted every method of automating bginfo to run at logon unsuccessfully on my Windows R2 server.

BGInfo and Active Desktop

BGinfo not updating desktop Ask Question. Basically, here is what happens: I also had problems with auto updating of the backgroud picture under WinR2.


It’s done using ImageMagick. The task should call a batch file similar to the following: On my Windows system, I do this desktoop Is there a way to continue using the active desktop background and have BGInfo display on top of that as opposed to behind?

Have you verified if it is working on other versions of Windows? Codex24 Codex24 1 7. I prefer to keep my scripts, source files replicated across Domain Controllers and located in the same location as my Group Policy — so click Show Files…. Planned maintenance scheduled Activve 23, at Oct 23, Messages: Now we need to create a batch script, that will be ran by the group policy to launch BGInfo.

Desktop background via GPO without Active Desktop?

I think taking the active desktop off and just using the BGInfo will work for the most part so I will just go that route. Aug 3, Messages: Ive seen a suggestion elsewhere to use the following script: I’ve noticed that the BGInfo is working but when my wallpaper policy GPO kicks in the current wallpaper and the BGInfo is basically covered up with the active desktop background.

Basically, here is what happens:. If your BGInfo definition includes any user-specific info, then a separate task will need to be defined for each user. Solution was giving all users modify permission on C: To avoid this you can use the below reg key to set the bgimage as a once off via login script or GPO as a Apply Once and Do Not Reapply to ensure anyone lazy gets the corporate logo but users can change it later if they desire. Now right click the BGInfo group policy — select Edit and navigate back to: Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.


Active Desktop defeats this idea, because, as you keep on experiencing yourself, Active Desktop may apply changes to the desktop at any time thus eliminating the wallpaper painted by BGInfo. GiantGuineaPigJul 8, Restart and verify that your Desktop wallpaper has now been changed. Mar 11, Messages: Where did you read that BGinfo needs active desktop disabled? I wonder whether instructing BGinfo to run as a systray icon and popup its information on request only may be a workaround: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.