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Login Script and Windows XP Background

by scoobiedoo / January 23, 2006 10:12 PM PST

Is it possible to create/amend a user network login script to set user windows desktop background to be a URL?

I know on windows XP you can set the background to be the content of a URL, I'm just wondering if this process can be automated every time the user logs onto their desktop to always show the corporate homepage with upto date news headlines etc.

If anyone can tell me if this is possible and if so, point me in the right direction of acheiving this.

Thanks in advance.

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Home Page
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 4:59 AM PST

If your browser is set to a home page that is the corporate home page then you can use that as the Desktop wallpaper.

If the corporate home page changes regularly then the users background/wallpaper will show it.

Be careful though. Some testing would be advisable as very strange things happen using a web page as a wallpaper; eg, if the desktop has icons on it, the web page is pushed over to the right and the icons are moved to the left. The desktop web page fills the rest of the screen so may look out of proportion.

It's a weird feeling having a desktop web page.

Mark

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Login Script and Windows XP Background
by scoobiedoo / January 24, 2006 6:15 PM PST
In reply to: Home Page

"If your browser is set to a home page that is the corporate home page then you can use that as the Desktop wallpaper."

??? This is what I was asking, how could we do this? I know how to set the windows desktop to be a web page localy, but that would mean us having to log into/remote connect to each employees workstation (we are talking hundreds here). Can this process be automated by amending the network login script centraly?

Thanks

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Some viruses do this
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 11:27 PM PST

but I wouldn't expect you to create a virus and in any case your anti-virus/anti-spyware software would prevent the home page from being changed.

I'm sure it can be done, but I don't know how. Perhaps others here will.

Good luck.

Mark

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Login Scripts
by Darton Fury / January 25, 2006 5:22 AM PST

In a domain, a Domain Administrator can do this. But the script is stored and administered on the domain controller and therefore centrally managed, as you inquired.

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