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    windows background at ctrl alt del

    hi all how can i change the windows background at the ctrl alt del window? one machine in our network has the 'bliss' style background, which i think is the default windows one, even though we have force classic via gpo and when i log on and check its set to classic locally as well, its not so much a problem it just looks a little odd in trhe classroom.

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    Re: windows background at ctrl alt del

    Change the regkey at HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop there is a REG_SZ called "Wallpaper" change this to the path of the bitmap you want.

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    Re: windows background at ctrl alt del

    Also check out BGInfo at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...us/BgInfo.mspx - this can be used to change the default background and add useful info

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    Re: windows background at ctrl alt del

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    Also check out BGInfo at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...us/BgInfo.mspx - this can be used to change the default background and add useful info
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    Re: windows background at ctrl alt del

    logon to the system as local administrator. change the background back to what ever you like. that will do it

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    Re: windows background at ctrl alt del

    Quote Originally Posted by bishopsgarthstockton
    logon to the system as local administrator. change the background back to what ever you like. that will do it
    Not quite. That would only affect the administrators profile. The settings displayed when no one is logged on are actually of the default user so that's another way of approaching the same problem.

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    Re: windows background at ctrl alt del

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    this does not work have tried this as soon as i log off it goes back to 'bliss'
    Ric we use bginfo its great as we can also use it to check out who logged on and what time but this is delivered via login script thus after ctrl alt del.
    quackers tried your way, set the bitmap to blank bingo.

    thanks all for your help and for ric for making network geezers day.

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    Re: windows background at ctrl alt del

    We use the following in the machine startup script. It looks for files on a particular share and picks one at random and then sets that as desktop wallpaper. If there's only 1 picture then that's the one you get; you can also do it so that you have theme sets of pictures etc.

    Note that the first time the machine runs this you won't see a change - it'll only take affect after a logon/off or a restart.

    sub SetWallPaper
    dim i,j, oShell, oFSO
    set oShell=createobject("wscript.shell")
    set oFSO=createobject("scripting.filesystemobject")
    randomize
    set oFolder=ofso.getfolder("\\student\repl\bitmaps")
    redim sFiles(1)
    i=0
    for each ofile in oFolder.files
    sName=lcase(oFile.name)
    if right(sName,3)="bmp" then
    sFiles(i)=oFile.name
    i=i+1
    redim preserve sFiles(i)
    end if
    next
    j=rnd*i
    ofso.copyfile "\\student\repl\bitmaps\" & sFiles(j),"c:\windows\student.bmp",true

    sRegPath="HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\"
    x=oShell.regwrite(sRegPath & "Wallpaper","C:\windows\student.bmp","REG_SZ")
    x=oShell.regwrite(sRegPath & "WallpaperStyle","2","REG_DWORD")
    x=oShell.regwrite(sRegPath & "TileWallPaper","0","REG_DWORD")
    end sub

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    Re: windows background at ctrl alt del

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    Also check out BGInfo at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...us/BgInfo.mspx - this can be used to change the default background and add useful info
    Another one for BGInfo. It's what we use here... makes it look professional.

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    Re: windows background at ctrl alt del

    Quote Originally Posted by srochford
    We use the following in the machine startup script.
    Where can I find the setting for the machine startup script? I thought it was only users that had them.

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    Re: windows background at ctrl alt del

    In the group policy - look at computer configuration | windows settings | scripts (startup/shutdown) and add the script there.

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    Re: windows background at ctrl alt del

    I use BGinfo called from a logon script to put the username, date/time of logon and workstation name on the students screen. Works a treat! Did try getting it to log to a database as well, but never managed to get that bit working.

    Mike.

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