CC3 'Custom Setting' for Pre-Log On Screensaver
Okay I have been trying to send out Messagepoint as a custom screensaver across our CC3 network. Messagepoint simply loads a PowerPoint file, and runs it continuously until interrupted by mouse movement etc. As we use CC3 I set the custom screensaver as Messagepoint through the RMMC, and sent it out to the system32 folder of all my machines as a package.
Now the problem is that the screensaver requires a setting to be changed (the one that tells the screensaver which PowerPoint presentation to use) before it will operate. It seems there is no way to access the 'settings' of your own screensaver through the RMMC, and so from digging around I worked out I could change it within the screensavers registry file on each machine.
I assumed I would be able to add my registry fragment as a custom setting on my custom workstation type, and then the registry entry would be made, but it just will not apply, and the screensaver will not work. However if I visit one of my machines manually and double click my registry file, add it to registry, and then log off, my screensaver operates perfectly.
So, basically I need a way to add this registry file to all my machines without going round each individual station.
I've been playing solution tennis with my local support team, who have in turn been bouncing off RM. But after over a month of message based sport they have reached the conclusion; 'RM have articles on creating pre and post logon screensavers. If the customer choses to deviate from these articles and try to get these working another way then that is there prerogative but its not something RM would support.'
This is after they pointed me the same knowledge article twice (TEC558217) – which simply explains how to go into the RMMC and point to a screensaver file. Like I’ve said my problem lies in the settings of the screensaver, not which screensaver I want to use!
If anybody could offer some help on my issue, I would be forever grateful.
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: Forgot to add, this is the registry fragment that I am trying to add to each machine (most of which is irrelevant apart from the 'Presentation' line;
RM have stated that 'You cannot apply a HKEY_USERS setting in a Workstation Type. These can only be set on User types.' but then that would not work as somebody would have to be logged in for that registry setting to be applied, and the whole idea of the screensaver is that it plays when a user is not using the computer. I know these are the registry settings I have to change as I have made contact with the creator of the program who clarified this, as well as testing it out manually.