Software Deployment Question

Hello everyone, can you please help me package bginfo?

05/02/2012 10430 views

my requirement ist tomake sure that it is in start-up so that every time user logs in BGinfo should be populated on the deskto. And it refresh everytime user login. I am using adminstudio but now luck with completing the task.

I guess, I have to edit some registry settings but not sure what to do.

thanks for your help.


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Here are the important bits for how I built our BGInfo package.

Copied the bginfo.exe and bginfo.bgi file to C:\Program Files\BGInfo

Registry:  HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run with the following -

C:\Progra~1\BGInfo\BGInfo.exe C:\Progra~1\BGInfo\BGInfo.bgi /timer:0 /NOLICPROMPT /SILENT

Back when I built it I'd had some issues with the path statement, hence the use of short file names. 

For the x64 machines I have an .MST that just changes the run path to ~2  (as it installs in the Prorgram Files(x86) folder.

Answered 05/07/2012 by: WisconsinPlatt
Senior Yellow Belt


Batch file:

if exist C:\software\bginfo (del /q c:\software\bginfo\*.*)

if not exist c:\software\bginfo (md c:\software\bginfo)

copy /Y "BGinfo\*.*" c:\software\bginfo

C:\Software\BGinfo\bginfo.exe /i:"C:\Software\BGinfo\config.bgi" /timer:0 /silent /NoLicPrompt

regedit.exe /S "bginfo.reg"

"bginfo"="C:\\Software\\BGinfo\\bginfo.exe /iC:\\Software\\BGinfo\\config.bgi /timer:0 /silent /NoLicPrompt"
Answered 05/08/2012 by: GAKIS
Fourth Degree Green Belt


I'm curious as to why this needs to be packaged? On our k-images we have our custom bginfo config in the Windows folder, the actual program in System32, and the batch file to run it in the all users startup. It works great and have yet to discover any issues.

Ah wait. Are you using static images or scripted installs?

Answered 01/11/2013 by: aaronr
Green Belt


If you're using adminstudio, just place a shortcut in the allusers startup folder in the Menu, or you could use a RUN key in HKLM too.

In both cases ofcourse pass the necessary parameters on the shortcut's command line

Answered 05/04/2012 by: pjgeutjens
Red Belt


XXMKLINK is a free command line tool that will let you create shortcuts with specified parameters. Download it here: http://www.xxcopy.com/download/xxmklink.zip

Next you will want a batch file to copy your BGinfo and XXMKLINK files to the local machine. If you are using a K1000/K2000 this can be done via scripting or post-install tasks. If you are just using Windows you can use a RunOnce registry entry targeted at the batch file. We'll also run XXMKLINK to create a shortcut that calls bginfo using the config file every time a user logs on.

copy "\\server\share\Background Info.exe" "c:\BGinfo\Background Info.exe" /Y

copy "\\server\share\Background.bgi" "c:\BGinfo\Background.bgi" /Y
copy "\\server\share\XXMKLINK.exe" "c:\XXMKLINK.exe" /Y
C:\XXMKLINK.exe "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Background Info.lnk" "C:\BGinfo\Background Info.exe" "/ic:\BGinfo\background.bgi /timer:0" /q


Answered 05/03/2012 by: mpace
Red Belt

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