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Notice The following instructions will only work if the user has Administrator level account. 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. Originally Posted by enjay. Save this file as a. The immediate answer to your question is that you need to set the Windows background to the image that BGinfo creates.

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I’d say as lovely as that would be, wrong tool for the job. How do you do It does not update itself otherwise. Basically, here is what happens: Post as a guest Name. To overcome this weakness of the program, Admin users can follow the instructions below: Sign up using Email and Password.

Now we have a nice clean background on all of our servers assuming we log on with admin priveliges to quickly look up information that may be handy and to keep yourself from getting mixed up when working on multiple servers concurrently. This will only check the amount of free memory when the script is run, either bgibfo logn or if the bginfotemplate is run manually.


Gather system details using BGInfo

BGinfo not updating desktop Ask Question. To create the script to run BGInfo when a user logs in, copy the following and create a file named bgscript. After accidentally restarting the wrong server yesterday evening there was a full-screen RDC session open to another server which I didn’t spot when I connectedI’d like to get something like BGInfo on them so I know what’s what.

Originally Posted by TechMonkey. 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.

How to setup auto update for Bginfo.exe

Save this file as a. Could you schedule a script to close bginfo and then reopen it every few hours? So, to start things off I have made a quick guide for setting up a nice BGInfo background for Windows computers.

The time now is Results 1 to 15 of That’s obviously not a problem for machine name, but the other data becomes meaningless quickly, so I’m looking for a better alternative which could tell me name and basic health info – doesn’t need to be real-time, daily refresh would do.

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Solution was giving all users modify permission on C: Maybe you can come up with some suggestions? Email Required, but never shown. Garrett Dumas Garrett Dumas 1 2 7.

I also had problems with auto updating of the backgroud picture under WinR2. However, since you mentioned triggering BGinfo 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. Standing on the shoulders of giants. The info in the image will be current as of the last time that BGinfo was run. P Do you specifically want the background info in that regards? Last edited 19th June at Now you should see the auto update command prompt just before the background loads each time you log in.


No way to get that mixed up then: However, the program generates the background image only when the settings are applied after a reboot or shutdown.

Automate BGInfo System Information

The protip this February is a useful trick for getting quick and easy access to important server information using a tool written by Bryce Cogswell of the Sysinternals suite, called BGInfo. It is somewhat refrseh because Microsoft does not promote the program as official software. If your BGInfo definition includes any user-specific info, then a separate task will need to be defined for each user.

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