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What is the setting or configuration change in Remote Desktop Connection to display the server information (Server name, IP addresses) when connected to a windows server 2003 server?

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Are you looking for a pop-up window, or some obvious way of displaying who you're logging on to? –  l0c0b0x May 28 '09 at 21:49
    
It displays the server information the same way as BGInfo –  Michael Kniskern May 28 '09 at 22:01
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You might be thinking of BGinfo?

EDIT to add: If you put this line in a logon script for the system (or the user profile, GPO, whatever your preferred way), you'll get the BGinfo information "tattoo" on your desktop without actually installing BGinfo to the system:

\\server\share\bginfo.exe /I\\server\share\bginfo-std.bgi /accepteula /timer:0

This assumes you've previously run BGinfo to create the bginfo.bgi config file, and placed it and the bginfo executable at \\server\share

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I do mot think that was it because I remember a fellow programmer able to do this without installing additional software. –  Michael Kniskern May 28 '09 at 21:28
    
+1 - I have been wondering about this for several years. THANKS! –  tomjedrz May 28 '09 at 21:37
    
Can you elaborate on this a little more? What's the bgi file for? –  andyhky May 29 '09 at 0:54
    
The BGI file describes what information bginfo displays on the wallpaper. –  sysadmin1138 May 29 '09 at 0:57
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bofe: When you first run BGinfo, it presents you with a screen that looks like this ( tinyurl.com/lxr69l ) - allowing you to choose what information about the computer will be presented on the desktop. This config info is then saved as a *.bgi file. –  quux May 30 '09 at 1:45
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\\live.sysinternals.com\Tools\Bginfo.exe is on the internet (via smb or CIFS)... your going to take a performance hit if you use it but at least you do not have install on the local network.

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