BG Info and roaming profile RRS feed

  • Question

  • I deployed BGInfo to a set of servers in my organisation and it works fine. But when i login to a server in the same domain, where BGInfo is not configured, it displays the last displayed server's info here. The profile with which i logged in is a roaming profile, that is how it is displaying old server info. How do i get rid of this? 

    I cannot use GPO to delete the user profile upon logoff, as it affects any user saved files and information. 

    How do i solve this? Is there a way to delete the bginfo.bmp files from user profiles once they logoff?

    Monday, September 9, 2019 9:53 AM

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  • When you use BGINFO it creates a file and then set some registry keys.. Explorer then, save a copy  of that image in the roaming profile..

    12:47:06,5707582 Bginfo64.exe 9012 10712 WriteFile C:\Users\pippo\AppData\Local\Temp\BGInfo.bmp SUCCESS Offset: 14, Length: 40

    12:47:06,5817230 Bginfo64.exe 9012 10712 RegSetValue HKU\S-1-5-21-697359679-39553803-2418864162-448711\Control Panel\Desktop\Wallpaper SUCCESS Type: REG_SZ, Length: 96, Data: C:\Users\pippo\AppData\Local\Temp\BGInfo.bmp

    12:47:06,6175032 Explorer.EXE 10248 1788 RegSetValue HKU\S-1-5-21-697359679-39553803-2418864162-448711\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Wallpapers\BackgroundHistoryPath0 SUCCESS Type: REG_SZ, Length: 96, Data: C:\Users\pippo\AppData\Local\Temp\BGInfo.bmp

    12:47:11,6965419 Explorer.EXE 10248 5656 WriteFile C:\Users\pippo\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\CachedFiles\CachedImage_1600_1200_POS1.jpg SUCCESS Offset: 172.032, Length: 3.491

    You should clean on exit this folder: C:\Users\pippo\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\CachedFile

    So, a scheduled task or a Logoff script, or a night task to be executed on the server where the profile resides to delete all the Roaming files.. that way you no longer will have the wrong bitmap.


    Monday, September 9, 2019 11:01 AM