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Problem adding a new screen saver using Steady State RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have about 6 PC's and we have them locked down tight. When trying to add a new screen saver being logged in as Admin the screen saver will not come up when logged in as the normal (default) user. The screen saver is a (.mov) and we are required to have it on these PC's for the next two months.

    I have tried to delete the logon.scr file and change the .mov file to logon.scr but it wont stick and throws an error about it not being correct. I found some blogs that wanted me to adjust regedit files and I stopped at that. Any ideas? I feel like a setting or something is blocking this screen saver from sticking on the default account that is locked down. I have added quicktime in the accepted list and the .mov file in the accepted files/folders list to "not" be blocked. Any ideas/insight would be much appreciated.

    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:35 PM

Answers

  • Hi AUCTIONDOG, screen saver doesn’t support .mov files after I test. If you change the suffix name .mov to .scr, this also doesn’t work. You can try to find a third part tools to change the mov file to scr file.

    And after I check this issue hasn’t relation  with  Windows Steadystate. As this forum focuses on Windows SteadyState specific issues, if you want to know how to save a new screen saver, you can post your issue to Windows Xp or Windows Vista forum:

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/windowsxpitpro

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsvistaitpro

     

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    Friday, July 16, 2010 1:20 AM
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  • Hello,

    I had the same problem on one of the client's pc too. Beware that each account has its own settings regarding desktop, explorer settings, screensaver etc.

    First i just disabled user restrictions so i could access the settings from the account, but for some reason the screensaver tab vanished and there was no folder in the registry... so take it a step further...

    The solution is pretty simple actually...

    1.) temporarily disable restrictions and grant the user admin rights

    2.) log on the user account and set screensaver

    3.) logoff user account and login back to admin

    4.) enable restrictions and change the account type to normal user

    Anywho, Im not aware that you can simple use a mov as a screensaver, but there are plenty of tools out there to convert videos of any type to a scr, just follow the google link http://www.google.com/search?q=.mov+as+screensaver

    Thursday, July 15, 2010 2:33 PM
  • Hi AUCTIONDOG, screen saver doesn’t support .mov files after I test. If you change the suffix name .mov to .scr, this also doesn’t work. You can try to find a third part tools to change the mov file to scr file.

    And after I check this issue hasn’t relation  with  Windows Steadystate. As this forum focuses on Windows SteadyState specific issues, if you want to know how to save a new screen saver, you can post your issue to Windows Xp or Windows Vista forum:

     

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/windowsxpitpro

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsvistaitpro

     

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.  Thank you for your understanding.

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Friday, July 16, 2010 1:20 AM
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