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    PhotoScreensaver.scr

    Does anyone know how through script or GPO I Can set the screensaver up on all PCs to display photos from a network location ?

    Thanks in Advance!

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    If it hasn't changed it should be under:

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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Slideshow\Screensaver
    Which should be an ecrypted path (think it's base 64) but you should be able to copy/paste deploy that regkey, but would need to test it incase it's changed

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    If it hasn't changed it should be under:

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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Slideshow\Screensaver
    Which should be an ecrypted path (think it's base 64) but you should be able to copy/paste deploy that regkey, but would need to test it incase it's changed

    Steve
    Works on XP but not 7. I looked into this a while back.

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    Ahhhhh OK! scrap that idea then!

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    If you do find a way tell me. I was going to use it to create a school screensaver on the cheap.

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    We had a similar thing at the college I worked at.... The pics where showing events coming up and stuff and to visit the moodle site BUT...... that was on XP not 7. 7 Doesn't seem to want to do it.

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    This software is very good: Screensaver Wonder - Make a screensaver using screensaver software

    Just add the folder of photos to the wizard and it will create a .scr file for you.

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    @cpjitservices what did you do in the end please? thanks

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    In the end I gave up!

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    You can use the old ssmypics.scr from Windows XP and it works fine in Windows 7. We use two screen savers, one for not logged in (runs from c and a logged in screen saver (runs from the server). These are the keys I used in the build, pick out the keys of interest to customise it for your own preferences.

    Hope it helps someone
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "ScreenSaveTimeOut"="60"
    "ScreenSaveActive"="1"
    "SCRNSAVE.EXE"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\ssmypics.sc r"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "PowerOffActive"="0"
    "PowerOffTimeOut"="0"
    "ScreenSaverIsSecure"="0"
    "ScreenSaveTimeOut"="300"
    "ScreenSaveActive"="1"
    "SCRNSAVE.EXE"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\ssmypics.sc r"

    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Screen Saver.Slideshow]
    "ImageDirectory"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\config\\s ystemprofile\\My Documents\\My Pictures"
    "PaintInterval"=dword:00000000
    "ChangeInterval"=dword:00001770
    "DisplayFilename"=dword:00000000
    "MaxScreenPercent"=dword:00000064
    "DisableTransitions"=dword:00000001
    "AllowStretching"=dword:00000000
    "AllowKeyboardControl"=dword:00000000
    "MaxFailedFiles"=dword:000003e8
    "MaxSuccessfulFiles"=dword:00010000
    "MaxDirectories"=dword:000000c8

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Screen Saver.Slideshow]
    "ImageDirectory"="\\\\SERVERNAME\\profiles\\Screen Saver"
    "PaintInterval"=dword:00000000
    "ChangeInterval"=dword:00001770
    "DisplayFilename"=dword:00000000
    "MaxScreenPercent"=dword:00000064
    "DisableTransitions"=dword:00000001
    "AllowStretching"=dword:00000000
    "AllowKeyboardControl"=dword:00000000
    "MaxFailedFiles"=dword:000003e8
    "MaxSuccessfulFiles"=dword:00010000
    "MaxDirectories"=dword:000000c8

    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Control Panel\Screen Saver.Slideshow]
    "ImageDirectory"="c:\\\\windows\\\\system32\\\\con fig\\\\systemprofile\\\\my documents\\\\my pictures"
    "PaintInterval"=dword:00000000
    "ChangeInterval"=dword:00001770
    "DisplayFilename"=dword:00000000
    "MaxScreenPercent"=dword:00000064
    "DisableTransitions"=dword:00000001
    "AllowStretching"=dword:00000000
    "AllowKeyboardControl"=dword:00000000
    "MaxFailedFiles"=dword:000003e8
    "MaxSuccessfulFiles"=dword:00010000
    "MaxDirectories"=dword:000000c8

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    i can get PHOTOSCREENSAVER.SCR to work at prelogon, and the network share is correct, but it says no photos in \\server\share$

    same settings work fine when they are logged in

    the folder share has everyone read access - any ideas?

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    found the solution over here: Using MyPics Screen Saver on Windows 7 Login - Spiceworks


    1. I added ANONYMOUS LOGON to the permissions of the file share and NTFS folder. Note: You need to specify ANONYMOUS LOGON because it is not included in the "Everyone" group ( article here Everyone group does not include anonymous security identifier) and that is what the Local Service uses . The permissions that I have on the shares and files are read only for Domain Users, ANONYMOUS LOGON.

    2. You need to update to update the Local GPO on the file server. Run gpedit.msc, go to Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\ and specify the share name where the pictures are stored under the "Network Access: Shares that can be access anonymously" policy.

    Hope that helps.

    can confirm it works

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    That's a nice trick to know. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zbjsy View Post
    found the solution over here: Using MyPics Screen Saver on Windows 7 Login - Spiceworks


    1. I added ANONYMOUS LOGON to the permissions of the file share and NTFS folder. Note: You need to specify ANONYMOUS LOGON because it is not included in the "Everyone" group ( article here Everyone group does not include anonymous security identifier) and that is what the Local Service uses . The permissions that I have on the shares and files are read only for Domain Users, ANONYMOUS LOGON.

    2. You need to update to update the Local GPO on the file server. Run gpedit.msc, go to Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\ and specify the share name where the pictures are stored under the "Network Access: Shares that can be access anonymously" policy.

    Hope that helps.

    can confirm it works
    Hi Guys

    I've found about 3 threads on different forums and found they all say the same thing about share permissions, regedits etc. I've followed all steps to the T and i'm still getting the "no photos on \\server\share"

    Do i need to reboot the server for the local secpol to take affect even though i've ran a gpupdate?

    thanks.

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    no that should be it, did you manually add anon ?



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