[gptalk] Re: Vista and environment variables

  • From: "Pickard, Steve" <steve.pickard@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 17:37:41 +0100

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




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



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





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




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


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!






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