What is BGInfo used for?
If you manage multiple computers you probably need BGInfo. It automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop’s background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more.
How do I enable BGInfo?
Deploying BgInfo Config File to Workstations/Servers via GPO Then create a new GPO (domain Group Policy Object) to apply the BgInfo configuration file to all domain computers and/or servers. Create a Bginfo folder in SYSVOL on your domain controller and copy the bg_config. bgi and Bginfo.exe files to it.
How do I push BGInfo through group policy?
On the Group Policy Management screen, expand the folder named Group Policy Objects. Right-click your new Group Policy Object and select the Edit option. On the group policy editor screen, expand the Computer configuration folder and locate the following item. Create a new folder.
How do I use BGInfo for all users?
First place BGinfo into your programs folder. Next run BGinfo, accept the license, and set it the way you want. Next step is to create a shortcut to BGinfo, it might say ‘you cant create a shortcut here would you like to save it to the desktop instead?’ If it does then save it to the desktop.
How do I remove BGInfo from my computer?
In most cases, you should be able to remove it via Add or Remove Programs panel. The executable itself is usually located under C:\Program Files (x86), mostly C:\Program Files (x86)\DET\BGInfo\. Hope this helps.
How do I open the startup folder in Windows Server 2012?
To find a specific user startup folder on windows server 2012,2019 or other Windows OS, follow the below steps:
- Left Click on Windows Start.
- Select Run application.
- Type Shell:Startup and click ok.
How do I access my startup folder?
To access the “All Users” Startup folder in Windows 10, open the Run dialog box (Windows Key + R), type shell:common startup , and click OK. For the “Current User“ Startup folder, open the Run dialog and type shell:startup .
Does bginfo work in Windows 2012?
This is the way I make BgInfo work in Windows 2012 (and even Windows 7 too). It is a little different than in the past but I still need my BgInfo info screen displayed so this is what I figured out.
How do I edit or use a configuration stored in bginfo?
If you want BGInfo to edit or use a configuration stored in a file (instead of the default configuration which is stored in the registry) specify the name of the file on the command line: BGInfo MyConfig.bgi Fields: Selects what information appears on the desktop, and the order in which it is displayed.
How do I start bginfo in Aero?
You should start BgInfo from the Utilities folder – as seen below in the Aero desktop and make sure to save your configuration to c:\tils ormal.bgi. Note: this screen above looks different in Win2K16 but it is close enough.