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    got a little issue you guys might be able to help with
    we are using bg info to show the logged in user and pc name on all desktops
    the desktop are shared from server and given out via GP
    the 2 problems i have ran into are that the desktop from GP overwrites the bg info one so you dont see the bg info stuff
    the other problem is we disable the C drive for students so they dont have permissions to write to the wallpaper anyway.
    i have tried using a gif and a jpg, im trying NOT to use a bmp due to the size,
    1 way is to set a local wallpaper on all pcs, but thats hard work on 900+ pcs.
    any ideas?

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    we use java to show these details on an html page, would that be any use?

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    thanks ill certainly take a look at it but we have setup bg info on most pcs now just got to get the desktop toshow somehow

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    I run it as a logon script with no problems.

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    I've set our BGInfo to save to the users home areas. Gets around the locked C: problem

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Quote Originally Posted by kearton
    I've set our BGInfo to save to the users home areas. Gets around the locked C: problem
    thanks that may help though havnt the little blighters tried to edit it?

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Quote Originally Posted by misterbusy-2
    Quote Originally Posted by kearton
    I've set our BGInfo to save to the users home areas. Gets around the locked C: problem
    thanks that may help though havnt the little blighters tried to edit it?
    Maybe put it somewhere obscure and maybe hidden?

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Quote Originally Posted by misterbusy-2
    thanks that may help though havnt the little blighters tried to edit it?
    Not yet. But even if they do it will be overwritten the next time they login.

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    below is the js i use in a webpage

    <script language="JScript">
    var WshNetwork = new ActiveXObject( "WScript.Network" );
    document.write( "Computer Name = " + WshNetwork.ComputerName );
    document.write( " ");
    document.write( "Username = " + WshNetwork.username );
    </script>
    </table>

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Get BGinfo to save the wallpaper to the users TEMP directory, this works without fail. Also insted of choosing the option to use the current wallpaper and add the info to it, set the wallpaper you want to use as one of BGinfos options, and disable any settings relating to wallpaper in group policy. This works a treat for us.

    Cheers,

    Mike.

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Add BGinfo to the startup folder or at the end of the login script with /timer:0 at the end, causes the machine to load the settings without displaying the config screen

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    thanks Mike
    i think thats just the ticket

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    you know BG info does it show the information on the login screen, will make it easier identifying machines on KVM's

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    you know BG info does it show the information on the login screen, will make it easier identifying machines on KVM's
    I've not managed to have is run on the login screen; I feel this is because it's collecting account information on login.

    I've not researched extensively; I was going to give putting it in the startup script ago to see what happens.

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    Re: bg info with a desktop from group policy

    ok thanks anyway

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