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How to copy BGinfo (or non-installer software) into Windows PCs in Domain

03/22/2015 2020 views

Hi, I have been trying to come up with a way to distribute BGinfo to PCs and notebooks in my domain (total 500 units but for Windows 7 only).
We have 95% running on Windows 7, about 10 MACs and misc. For the BGinfo, I will only use on Windows 7.

I hope you can understand that I am very experienced in WinXP and therefore some of my descriptions are WinXP based and do now know if it can be done in Win7.

1. Copy BGinfo into \\%hostname%\%windir%\resource\ (c:\windows\resource)
2. copy "bginfo shortcut" into "all user" startup folder (in WinXP this was "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"

I do not need this to be automated as I will run this manually but I hope to script can detect if BGinfo was previously copied and stop the copy if it detects it is already there.

I only have the following
- KACE 1000

- domain admin account credentials (Windows 2008R2 AD)

- IP address of PCs and notebooks (obtain via HDCP, IP scanners etc)

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you can create a script to do this or a CIR for the bginfo exe.

If you use a script, verify the exe exists and on remediation run a batch file to copy the files where you want.

If you use a MI, Create a CIR that looks for bginfo.exe and upload the batch to it and create a MI from the CIR
Answered 03/23/2015 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

I´d also prefer the CIR solution, as you can script the needed things. we also deploy own software this way.

First create a batchfile that copies all files to the needed location and creates a shortcut on AllUsersDesktop ...

Use CIR rules like

  • DirectoryExists(path) or
  • FileExists(path) in combination with
  • FileVersionEquals(path, version)

to ensure that BGInfo is installed in correct version.
Answered 03/23/2015 by: aragorn.2003
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