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    It's a bat script boomam.

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    I was able to get this working on 2008 R8 with a .vbs script. Here are setup instructions with a video: Configure BGInfo in Windows Server 2008

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    I have it working under Windows 7 via Login GPO, seemed to be easily done on our workstations. A Biginfo.bat file in \\servername\NETLOGON which is called by the GPO which points to the config files in \\servername\NETLOGON\BGinfo\ where the wallpaper file is also kept.

    Would try this method if you are still having difficulty.

    I do seem to remember falling into the trap of setting a background also thru a GPO which hid the BGInfo background to start with.

    We have setup user OU's with different policies who I do not want to get the BGinfo screen so cannot see why it would not be possible to have different info/wallpapers on a per user group policy, surely just need to modify GPO script so it points to different script file which calls a different BGinfo config file.

    Once I get back to work I can post the scripts up for you if you want.

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    Just for the record Microsoft officially do not support BGInfo on Windows 7 and this is well documented on the t'internet. There have been calls to update the product, but I feel it'll be one of those that Microsoft won't bother with.

    Although some people have managed it, it requires some serious coding. I just worry that large/complex logon scripts can slow logon times. I decided in the end to do without it and it hasn't created any problems. I just use one of the many Windows 7 wallpapers stored locally on each machine via GPO for different user groups. It's certainly nicer than a plain background.

    User Config > Policies > Admin Templates > Desktop > Desktop - Desktop Wallpaper - Enabled

    Specify the path:
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    C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT\MCT-GB\Wallpaper\GB-wp1.jpg
    or (for example):
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    C:\Windows\Globalization\MCT\MCT-GB\Wallpaper\GB-wp2.jpg
    And select 'Fill' from the drop down menu. That's it

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