[gptalk] Re: Vista and environment variables

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 09:52:01 -0700

Strange. Well, I will have to track this down as I've not seen it before. Do
any other environment variables work on Vista, like %userprofile%?

 

Darren

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Pickard, Steve
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 9:38 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Vista and environment variables

 

Darren - thanks for the reply

 

There is no difference in the way we treat XP and Vista machines. The
"Always wait .." setting is enabled for both

 

Steve

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: 27 July 2007 17:32
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Vista and environment variables

 

Steve-

This could be a timing issue where %appdata% is not available when policy is
running. Are there are any differences in how your XP vs. Vista machines are
configured? For example, do you have the "Always wait for the network at
computer startup and user logon" configured on both versions?

 

Thanks


Darren

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Pickard, Steve
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 1:10 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Vista and environment variables

 

Hi

 

I'm trying to download and install a corporate screensaver on our machines -
Win2k, XP and Vista.

 

The method I chose was to use a GPO to 

 

a)      Use a batch file to copy the .scr to the %appdata% folder (system32
was causing permission problems)

b)      Put %appdata%\screensavername.scr in the Screen Saver Executable
Name field under User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control
Panel/Display

 

This seems to work OK for the XP machines, but Vista doesn't seem to like
the %appdata% variable in the GPO. If I put in the full pathname its OK.

 

Any ideas gratefully received!

 

Thanks

 

Steve 

 

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