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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    I think its because I moved over to local profiles with folder re-direction - launched it under a normal user and tried a few things, [ it ran, you can preview etc, when you apply the info just does not appear ] - must have something to do with the profile - thats all I can think of at the moment...

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Think I've cracked it - I was forcing a wallpaper in a GPO - just turned that off and it may have worked........

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    I have the same problem Mattx, where did you find forcing a wallpaper in GPO? I've been looking for it for 10mins Sure I set it at some point in the past!!

    Edit: nevermind, I got ours working by using the Save to application directory setting in bginfo.

    Thanks guys, this really improves our system.

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Has anyone managed to get this working via a gpo for a machine startup script without deploying the bginfo.exe to all machines ? ie via a network share ?

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Has anyone managed to get this working via a gpo for a machine startup script without deploying the bginfo.exe to all machines ? ie via a network share ?
    No & Yes - I have mine working from a share and it launches with a script that calls a script - [ hey, I like messy things ]

    This is what auto starts starts:

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    start /min p:\bginfo\bginfo.cmd
    Then this runs: [ the bginfo.cmd ]

    Code:
    bginfo.exe config.bgi /timer:0 /silent /nolicprompt
    exit
    Only reason I did it this way was so the cmd did not start in an open box and the kids could close it before it finished running [ unless they see it open and close quickly minimized.. ]

    This could easily be put into a logon script, but we have the CSE front end which will launch any app with its own autostart feature - [ which is handy ]

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    It's probably worth mentioning that v4.22 of BGInfo has been released.

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    how does the machine know to point to the p: when it starts up though ? i tried to do mine through the logon share but again the machine does not look there at boot time does it?

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Uraken
    how does the machine know to point to the p: when it starts up though ? i tried to do mine through the logon share but again the machine does not look there at boot time does it?
    Sorry, P: is mapped as part of the normal logon script, you don't have to have the drive letter, just use the UNC and the share name: - example:

    Code:
    start /min \\SERVER\SHARE\bginfo\bginfo.cmd
    All you need to check is that the user has the relevant permissions..

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    so if i put this into a machine startup policy and copy the bginfo.exe to the netlogon share should that work?
    start bginfo.exe\\server\netlogon\CNCSWorkstations.bgi /timer:0 /silent /all /nolicprompt

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Try it !! [ on a test user first ] :-)

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Is there a way to stop users having to accept the terms and conditions of bginfo everytime they log on to a new machine as currently on our system this is a problem where users can simply decline the terms and conditions and bfinfo will not run.
    Thanks.

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Is there a way to stop users having to accept the terms and conditions of bginfo everytime they log on to a new machine as currently on our system this is a problem where users can simply decline the terms and conditions and bfinfo will not run.
    Thanks.
    Use the '/nolicprompt' switch.

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    sorry mattx what i meant was if it *should* work then mine doesn't so was looking for another pointer. i read up some stuff on the bginfo forum last night and its almost impossible to troubleshoot this as a machine start up script. i am going to try it your way with one script calling another.

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

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    Use the '/nolicprompt' switch.
    Thanks, works perfect.

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Spooky - this months Technet Magazine - page 10. An article all about BGInfo........

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