Configure Windows Display SettingsConfiguring Display Settings

  1. Name the Configuration
  2. Define Configuration
  3. Define Target
  4. Deploy Configuration

The Display Configuration is for configuring the settings of Microsoft Windows Desktop such as welcome message, IntelliMouse tips, icons, folders and shortcuts, wallpaper, etc.

Step 1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the configuration.

Step 2: Define Configuration

The table below lists the display settings that can be configured using Desktop Central. Specify the values only if a change is required for a particular parameter, else, leave it blank.

Parameter Description

Wallpaper

Action

Specify one of the following action:

    • Retaining the existing Wallpaper - Will not make any changes to the present settings
    • Disable the Wallpaper - Wallpaper will be disabled and a blank screen will be displayed
    • New Wallpaper - Will set a new wallpaper, you can choose to specify the path, if the wallpaper is in a network share or upload it from a stored location.
 

Position

Specify one of the following action:

    • Retaining the existing position - Will not make any changes to the present settings
    • Tile - Will display the wallpaper image as multiple smaller tiles on the desktop
    • Center - Will set the wallpaper image in the center of the desktop, size of the image will not be modified
    • Stretch - Will stretch the image to full screen on the display
    • Fit -  Will make the image fit to the screen
    • Fill - Will fill the wallpaper image on the screen

Permit User to Modify Wallpaper  (this is not supported for virtual machines or when a machine is being accessed from a remote computer)

Specify one of the following action:
    • Retain Existing Permission - Will not make any changes to the user level permission
    • Yes - Will allow the user to modify to the wallpaper
    • No - Will restrict the user from modifying the wallpaper

Screensaver

Action

Specify one of the following action:

    • Retaining the existing Screensaver - Will not make any changes to the present settings
    • Disable the Screensaver - Screensaver will be disabled
    • New Screensaver - Will set a new Screensaver, you can choose to specify the path, if the Screensaver is in a network share or upload it from a stored location.
 

Wait Time

Specify the time limit for the computer to be idle before the Screensaver appears, or retain the existing settings  

On resume, display logon screen Specify one of the following action:
    • Retain Existing Settings - Will not make any changes to the existing settings
    • Show logon screen - Will prompt the user for password, once the screen is resumed
    • Do not show logon screen - Will not prompt for password

Permit User to Modify Screensaver

Specify one of the following action:
    • Retain Existing Permission - Will not make any changes to the user level permission
    • Yes - Will allow the user to modify to the Screensaver
    • No - Will restrict the user from modifying the Screensaver

General

Rename "My Computer" Icon

Specify the name, that  you wish to configure in place of "My Computer". Click the  icon to select and assign a dynamic variable to this parameter

Rename "My Network Places" Icon

Specify the name, that  you wish to configure in place of "My Network Places". Click the  icon to select and assign a dynamic variable to this parameter  (this feature is supported only for computers running Windows XP or older versions)

Font DPI

Specify one of the following action:

    • Retain Existing Settings - Will not make any changes to the existing settings
    • Specify the font DPI to be displayed as 100 % /125% / 150 %  / 200 %

Remove "Windows Welcome Screen"

Will remove the welcome message displayed by Windows (this feature is supported only for computers running Windows XP or older versions)

Remove "Intellimouse Tips Screen"

Will remove the intellimouse tips   (this feature is supported only for computers running Windows XP or older versions)

Remove "My Documents" Desktop Icon

Will remove the "My Documents" icon from the desktop  (this feature is supported only for computers running Windows XP or older versions)

 

Step 3: Define Target

Using  the Defining Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the Display Configuration.

Step 4: Deploy Configuration

  1. Click the Deploy button to deploy the defined Display Configuration in the targets defined. The configuration will take effect during the next user logon.
  2. To save the configuration as draft, click Save as Draft.

See Also: Managing Configurations and Collections, Viewing Configuration Reports, Defining Targets

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