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Windows 7: Screen Saver on W7 is not turn on for all users

02 May 2011   #1
marco91270

 
 
Screen Saver on W7 is not turn on for all users

Hi there,
I face some issue about our W7 installation by WDS. We try to active Screen Saver by script during the installation process. But what we se is about the fact that the screen saver is active after the installation for Administrator, but is not active for the basic users in the domain.
Thanks for your help.


This one part of our script code:
**************************************************
Rem ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rem - Screen Saver for all users -
Rem ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaveActive /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" /v scrnsave.exe /t REG_SZ /d C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ALTISV~2.SCR
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaveTimeOut /t REG_SZ /d 120
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaverIsSecure /t REG_SZ /d 1

REG ADD "HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaveActive /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
REG ADD "HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop" /v scrnsave.exe /t REG_SZ /d C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ALTISV~2.SCR
REG ADD "HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaveTimeOut /t REG_SZ /d 120
REG ADD "HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaverIsSecure /t REG_SZ /d 1

REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList" /v ScreenSaveActive /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList" /v scrnsave.exe /t REG_SZ /d C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ALTISV~2.SCR
REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList" /v ScreenSaveTimeOut /t REG_SZ /d 120
REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList" /v ScreenSaverIsSecure /t REG_SZ /d 1

REG load HKU\SaverScreen "C:\Users\Default\Ntuser.dat"
REG ADD "HKU\SaverScreen\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaveActive /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
REG ADD "HKU\SaverScreen\Control Panel\Desktop" /v SCRNSAVE.EXE /t REG_SZ /d C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ALTISV~2.SCR /f
REG ADD "HKU\SaverScreen\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaveTimeOut /t REG_SZ /d 120 /f
REG ADD "HKU\SaverScreen\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaverIsSecure /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f
************************************************************


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02 May 2011   #2
Espio

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

How are you creating your image for WDS???
Long story short, set up the Screen Saver in Audit mode, and make sure CopyProfile=True on the unattend.xml file, and you'd be sweet. (I know, I've just done it)
And If you need more help on WDS, let us know.

Chur
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10 Jun 2011   #3
subcy

Win7 X64 Pro
 
 

Hello Espio. Could tell me in more details how were you able to setup the default screen saver for all users?
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10 Jun 2011   #4
Espio

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I will tell you, in the morning if that's alright. about 8hrs.
Are you using a deployment server? Or at you installing windows off of a DVD? Do you have a custom win setup?
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10 Jun 2011   #5
subcy

Win7 X64 Pro
 
 

Hello Espio,

First I intergrated the SP1 into Win7.
After I used RT7Lite to remove/customize the source.
After I used Windows SIM to create the Autounattend.xml!

Now I failed to define the screen saver for ALL USER. I was able to define it user by user via registry... I have tried several methods but these weren't success for all user. That's why I interested about your method...

Thanks in advance!
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10 Jun 2011   #6
Espio

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

So. I never used rt7. I wanted to do it the Microsoft way. So here's the summary of how I did it.
Start install of win7 on a vm or a notebook or something.
At the user creation stage press ctrl+F3 and it'll log you in as administrator
Change the screen saver for the administrator and install sp1 (please don't use your premodded disc, just at the moment)
I spose you could change some control panel options too

Now, you are ready to complete the sysprep and capture to wim.
Either use windows sim to create unattend.XML OR google 'Ben o Sullivan XML generator', he's done a great Job of making it easy. Set copyprofile to true and save it in the sysprep folder. Then perform this command

Sysprep /generalize /shutdown /oobe /unattend:unattend.XML

Now essentially you have a hard drive that is ready to have the imagex /capture command performed on it.
Capture that image to a wim, replace install.wim on your original win7 disc and then attempt to install it, it should install like normal(barring having all the versions of win7 incorporated into one wim) and when you setup your first user, you should have your settings ready to go.

All and all, it's 2x windows install and probably 30-60mins of work. Theitbros.com has a good guide.

Hope I helped
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11 Jun 2011   #7
subcy

Win7 X64 Pro
 
 

Espio,
thanks your effort. I have read this method you mentioned...
But I have now an unattended install with builtin Administrator password and my only problem is: how can I conrtol which user will be the Default user? Administrator or the further created user?
So my goal is: the system copy the profile into the Default user profile from my (second user, named: XUSER for eg.) and not the Administrator profile. Is it clear?

So if I setup into the autounattend.xml file the CopyProfile on (I haven't setup is yet) and after the first Admin logon I will create the user (named XUSER) whether the system will copy the XUSER profile into the Default Profile or not? This is not clear for me...

As I have read thru in Internet for this problem I saw a lot of people suffer about this copy profile method from Microsoft...
This is a good guide about it and write down the problems you can face when you trying this...:
Customizing the Default User Profile in Windows 7 (Part 1)
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11 Jun 2011   #8
Espio

Win7 Pro x64
 
 

When you set copy profile = true in the sysprep command part, it will copy the administrator user to new users/to the default user profile.
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