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GPO - Screensaver

Discussion in 'Software' started by Apexes, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    Anyone ever had to do this before?

    There's some charity lark going on and i've been asked to set a standard screen saver over 250 machines in 3 different OU's. I've created a .scr file & i've found the GP i need - "Force specific screen saver", but in the box it mentions if the screen saver is not installed on a computer to which this setting applies, the setting is ignored.

    I was planning on putting the .scr in a public share, which all machines can access, but that message has thrown me off

    Does that mean i'd literally have to copy the .scr file to every machine i need it to run on? or is it saying that if it cannot access the file on the shared path it won't run it?
     

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  2. LukeP

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    Putting .SCR file on the file share should do the trick.

    If the file is not in Windows/System32, put the full UNC path to it in GPO setting
     
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  3. Apexes

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    Cheers luke :thumbleft

    Thought as much, will look forward to all the complaints on monday morning now!
     
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  4. LukeP

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    Complaints are always the best. I still feel the drama from about 6 months ago when we rolled out WSUS and people could not postpone the updates anymore.
     
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  5. onoski

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    That's what I'd do too and use GPO.
     
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  6. Apexes

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    lol, we've got this one user, who sees the update message popups and always comes over to us and asks "Is this safe? - it says it's installing stuff on my computer, can it access my data?"

    It once said the windows update had failed, and i tell you no lie - she started crying and had a tantrum in the middle of the office, because she thought all of her data had been hacked into. and all she does is email and schedule calendar appointments - it was the highlight of my career so far
     
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  7. Apexes

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    Well, it's working - i set the timeout to 5 minutes but for some reason it's defaulting to 10 - think there may be a higher domain policy restricting it, but i cant be arsed with that, it works which is good enough lol

    7 complaints already, and it's half 6 on a friday night.... i so can't wait for monday. may set an email auto forward onto the girl who's idea it was...... :mgreen:
     
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  8. Gingerdave

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    I hadnt thought of just sticking it on a share and pointing to it, I was going to suggest putting it on a share and a have a startup script copy it to everyone.

    Over thinking again - bad Dave!
     
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