Changing a remote users screensaver

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  1. Snag

    Snag Nigga stole my bike!!

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    I'm trying to figure out how to change one of the users screensaver on my network without logging into his account. We are playing a little office prank on him while he is on vacation. I have admin privileges but I am not sure how to change his screensaver so that when he logs in the next time it will be enabled and the screensaver we choose. Is this possible?
     
  2. peerk

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    I assume you do not know his password. You can change the screensaver by using regedit and loading his hive. But you can really screw up his computer if you do something wrong.

    - Log onto his computer. Open regedt32 and highlight hkey_users and go to file\load hive.
    Open c:\documents and settings\username\ntuser.dat. When it asks for the key name type in "tmp".

    - Now go to the key
    HKEY_USERS\tmp\Control Panel\Desktop\SCRNSAVE.EXE
    Change the value to the screen saver you want.

    - Select HKEY_USERS\tmp\ and go to file unload hive.

    I strongly suggest you do not do this unless you are comfortable in regedit.

    Edit:

    You should also be able to do this by using "connect network registry" in regedit. I don't have 2 machines running XP so I can't test this out.
     
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  3. Snag

    Snag Nigga stole my bike!!

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    He works on one computer, but its a network computer that any user can log into.
     
  4. Snag

    Snag Nigga stole my bike!!

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    :bowdown: Thanks, I think I might just tell the guys we need to do something else. I have used regedit in the past but the last thing I would want to do is screw up his computer. :rofl:
     
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