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Windows Configurations-How To

How do I deploy a custom screen saver at regular intervals to all the client systems in my network?

Description

This document provides you with steps required to deploy a custom screen saver to all client systems at regular intervals, to send corporate messages.

Steps

To deploy a custom screen saver to all client systems at regular intervals, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Configurations tab
  2. Click Configuration
  3. In the User Configurations section, select Registry Settings
  4. Enter the values given below in the Registry Configuration section
Action Header Key Sub Key Data Type Value Name Value Data or Expression
Write Value HKEY_CURRENT_USER Control Panel \Desktop REG_SZ ScreenSaveActive 1
Write Value HKEY_CURRENT_USER Control Panel \Desktop REG_SZ ScreenSaveTimeout 1
Write Value HKEY_CURRENT_USER Control Panel \Desktop REG_SZ ScreenSaveTimeout 60
Write Value HKEY_CURRENT_USER Control Panel \Desktop REG_SZ SCRNSAVE.EXE %SystemRoot%\System32\ssText3d.scr
 (This is the path of the screen saver.)

The values given above will launch a screen saver and lock the machine, if the machine is idle for more than 60 seconds. To increase the amount of time to more than 60 seconds, enter a value greater than 60 in the Value Data/Expression field.

  1. Choose a target
  2. Configure the execution settings as required
  3. Click Deploy

You have created and deployed a custom screen saver.