bginfo active desktop

Aug 27, Messages: Planned maintenance scheduled April 23, at SpudBoy , Mar 10, Background is set by bginfo on logon via group policy. Do you already have an account? Best way is still BGInfo. Running bginfo with double click worked fine but not with adding a shortcut to the autostart folder or using an autostart entry in the registry.

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Running bginfo with double click worked fine but not with adding a deaktop to the autostart folder or using an autostart entry in the registry. Secondly, active desktop promptly ‘breaks’ the bginfo wallpaper after initial logon. You can delete the Fields from the Black window, as applicable in this example we are just going to use x3 fields:. Not sure of exact reasons yet, will have to investigate a little further.

BGInfo and Active Desktop

Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Jun 27, Messages: Let us suppose that the group policy is activated just once after a user’s logon. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. Firstly, it makes the icons have that drop shadow effect that can’t be changed, did you find a way round this? I have bgiinfo this with scheduled tasks, group policy startup scripts, and even a shortcut in the startup folder.


Ok Ive tinkered a little with active desktop. Hmm, I read it from the sysinternals forum.

Desktop background via GPO without Active Desktop?

GiantGuineaPigJul 8, I have attempted every method of automating bginfo to run at logon unsuccessfully on my Windows R2 server. Wallpaper without Active Desktop? BgInfo is beneficial for Endpoint device support by displaying the Asset number, IP dewktop and logged on username overlaid on top of the wallpaper, it is OS independent and can be used across other Windows Desktop and Windows Server environments.

Brisbane nthAustralia. I dont have any XP stuff on my home network anymore to test it, and I’m to busy at work atm to do it there. Basically, here is what happens: I wonder whether instructing BGinfo to run as a systray icon and popup its information on request only may be a workaround: Download BGInfo — https: I also had problems with auto updating of the backgroud picture under WinR2.

Copy the Wallpaper you want to an easily edsktop share that authenticated users have Read access too. Oct 12, Messages: Thanks to Michael from: I think if you define a wallapaper in the policy, then it does display in front of the BGinfo Bitmap wallpaper, but you can still have active desktop turned on as long as there’s no wallpaper specified.


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Jun 28, Messages: Mar 26, Messages: It’s how we do it. Apr 8, Messages: I think I’m going to check out these steps I found in another post: The use of the background color for icon text when using active desktop is stopping me from using active desktop.

Verify that the settings are correct and it looks ok. However, since you mentioned triggering Acyive from a scheduled task, I am thinking that you want to have that info updated periodically and have the most-current info shown on the desktop background.

Be aware that if you force backgrounds with GPO you can annoy Doris the Secretary who wants to have photos of her latest grand-spawn as the background.