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Group Policy and distribution

Postby Prebuy » Fri May 01, 2009 7:35 pm

I need to create a Screen Saver that is stored at one location and then linked to through Group Policy for multiple users. It basically needs to be a 'standalone' .scr file with no installation needed on individual machines. So far in 'testing' the factory I have not been able to create this sort of file. What I am wondering is if it is possible and I can not find/do it or if this is not possible using the factory (or maybe needs 'better' version of factory.

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Re: Group Policy and distribution

Postby Karlis » Fri May 01, 2009 8:18 pm

If you need to create SCR file (not EXE setup), simply click Create Screensaver ton the toolbar, it will generate SCR file.
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Re: Group Policy and distribution

Postby Prebuy » Fri May 01, 2009 8:28 pm

Have been down that road. However, when it is 'imported' into a different machine - it fails to run. It seems to be seeking additional 'files' other than .scr. I will continue to seek resolution.

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Re: Group Policy and distribution

Postby Karlis » Sun May 10, 2009 4:44 pm

Screensavers created with Screensaver Factory are contained within single SCR files and do not require any additional files. Probably you can shed some light by quoting any error messages you are getting and telling more about your screensaver (is it pictures, video or flash).
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Re: Group Policy and distribution

Postby jeff001 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:48 pm

We've used Screensaver Factory 4.5 for several years to create SCR files for distribution though a user based group policy software installation object. It works great and has been a very effective tool for staff education, plus it has been a major plus during JACHO inspections.

1. Create a server share, that Everyone has read rights to.
2. Copy the SCR file to that share.
3. Select the User OU that you want the screensaver pushed to.
4. Open the group policy tool (GPMC.MSC)
5,. Right click on the selected OU, then select "Create and Link GPO here"
6. Name the GPO
7. Right click on that GPO, select Edit
8. Under User Configuration|Administrative Templates|Control Panel/Display policy settings
8. Enable the Screensaver setting
9. Enable Screensaver Timeout (in seconds)
10. Enable Screen Saver executable name, then input the path to the SCR file.

Once group policy refreshs, that user will ahve that screensaver. We currently push SCR files to about 3500 user accounts.
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Re: Group Policy and distribution

Postby Karlis » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:46 pm

jeff001 wrote:We currently push SCR files to about 3500 user accounts.


That's massive! :o
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Re: Group Policy and distribution

Postby jjenn » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:49 pm

Is there any required Screen Saver Factory s/w needed on the PCs we plan on distributing screen savers (SCR files) to in order for it to display?
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Re: Group Policy and distribution

Postby Aivars » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:24 am

No, the screensavers (SCR files) are self-sufficient. You can test it out before buying to make sure everything's fine.
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