Unfortunately our company still changes its screensaver every 15 days. Someone from HR makes the new screensaver, drops it on a share and we IT copy it to SYSVOL and change the path to the new screensaver in GPO.

We would like to automate this process.

I there a way to update the path in the GPO with a script?

I know the setting is part of the controlpaneldisplay.admx, the setting name is Force specific screen saver and the regkey is set in HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop!SCRNSAVE.EXE

Has someone managed to edit the screensaver with a script before?


Why not just use the same filename for each screensaver? When you get a new one simply delete or archive the old one and drop the new one in it's place. That way you don't need to edit your Group Policy at all.

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  • Unfortunately that is not possible because the current screensaver is in-use and can not be deleted / overwritten. – MeMario Nov 25 '19 at 15:44

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