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    Question Does anyone know an easy way to stamp the PC hostname to backgroundDefault.jpg image?

    Does anyone know an easy way to stamp the PC hostname to the Windows 7 backgroundDefault.jpg image?

    We are using Bginfo via Group Policy for stamping user desktops, but that doesn't work for the pre-logon desktop image as far as I can see.

    Anyone got, or know of, a script that will write the hostname to the backgroundDefault.jpg image? (maybe using ImageMagick or similar)

    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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    I do this by running BGInfo in a shutdown script.

    Err, well at least on XP I do, W7 I've not invested the time to try it yet.

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    Vote one for BGInfo here too, and yep we have it working on Windows 7.

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...o/BGInfo.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLibrarian View Post
    I do this by running BGInfo in a shutdown script.

    Err, well at least on XP I do, W7 I've not invested the time to try it yet.
    I can get it to work on W7 for user desktops, just not the pre-logon wallpaper (backgroundDefault.jpg).

    BGinfo (as far as I know) only creates Bitmap files and not JPEGs.

    So, the only thing I can think of at the moment is some way of stamping the PC Hostname onto the backgroundDefault.jpg

    Andrew

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    Hmm use BGinfo to create a BMP and powershell to convert it to jpg?
    This might help
    Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Use Windows PowerShell to Convert Graphics Files to Different File Formats? - Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

    If you get it working post your solution!

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